Non-ugly ways to implement a 'static' class or namespace?

bachmeier no at
Wed Feb 15 05:08:55 UTC 2023

On Wednesday, 15 February 2023 at 02:14:30 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Wednesday, 15 February 2023 at 01:16:00 UTC, 
> thebluepandabear wrote:
>> I think what you could say is that D lacks _encapsulation_ 
>> which is also an OOP concept. So D is partially OOP but not 
>> fully OOP due to there being no encapsulation in the language.
> D does not lack encapsulation, it's just that the unit of 
> encapsulation is the module. Everything private in a module is 
> encapsulated from the perspective of the public API.
> If you really want to prevent anything inside a module from 
> accessing the private parts of a class, you can put the class 
> in its own module.
> Must we continue beating this horse?

Time to move on to OCaml programmers telling us D doesn't have 
floating point arithmetic because there's no `+.` operator.

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