[phobos] isStringLike

Andrei Alexandrescu via phobos phobos at puremagic.com
Mon Oct 26 09:35:35 PDT 2015

On 10/26/15 12:27 PM, Dmitry Olshansky wrote:
> Agreed. That is my opinion as well, however luck of any attention from
> you and Walter led to the point where we
> need (a) and (b) to work right now and we hacked it (somewhat of
> speaking for the community here, correct me if I'm wrong).

I agree we need to make progress but that's a bit of a tautology and 
requires judgment on what is progress etc.

FWIW this is one of those cases in which short-term progress may hurt 
long-term progress. Again: tactical prowess, no matter how impressive, 
should not be a substitute for strategy.

>>> Release is unavoidable. Let us ship it then figure out the optimal
>>> string like definition. The whole auto-decoding mess together with alias
>>> this mess is important to solve but must not prevent us from releasing
>>> on time.
>> If we release now, we're stuck with isStringLike forever. Any chance
>> of at least making it package?
> I believed it was private/package hack. Anyhow  we can redefine how
> isStringLike exactly works as long as semantics stay sane.

I see isStringLike is public and documented. At the very least we need 
to make it undocumented.


More information about the phobos mailing list