best replacement for - cout << "hello D" << endl; ?

Bill Baxter dnewsgroup at
Wed Jul 11 01:05:55 PDT 2007

Bruce Adams wrote:

>> import;
>> void main()
>> {
>>     int x = 6;
>>     Stdout("X is: ")(x).newline;
>> }
>> Like in C++ streams, each item is outputted separately, and uses its own 
>> method overload, avoiding runtime type identification.  Objects which read 
>> use the same syntax (called "whisper" for reasons I don't entirely 
>> understand ;) ).
> That is so ugly. I haven't found a page on operator overloading yet but there must be better choices availabe. Even ++ as a binary operator would be better.

Some folks actually really dig it.  I can't say I'm a huge fan, but I'll 
admit it looks better to me << than << "lots" << of << "<<" << 
everywhere << endl.

About enforcing type safety at compile time, I don't think doFormat does 
any compile time checking.  As far as I know, the only compile time 
formatters are experimental things, based on the growing CFTE string 
parsing functionality in D.


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