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reply Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa_dont_spam_me gmail.com> writes:
Writing stdin.byLine(KeepTerminator.yes) is quite awkward. Why this long 
name and not something shorter like KeepEOL?

BTW on Python the default is to *not* strip the newlines. Is there a reason 
the opposite is true here?

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Shriramana Sharma, Penguin #395953
Oct 20 2015
next sibling parent Marco Leise <Marco.Leise gmx.de> writes:
Am Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:08:07 +0530
schrieb Shriramana Sharma <samjnaa_dont_spam_me gmail.com>:

 Writing stdin.byLine(KeepTerminator.yes) is quite awkward. Why this long 
 name and not something shorter like KeepEOL?
Because enums work that way in D: <enum name>.<member name> and probably because someone found that we had too many too short names in Phobos already.
 BTW on Python the default is to *not* strip the newlines. Is there a reason 
 the opposite is true here?
I assume, that's because typically you are not interested in the control characters between the lines. They mostly just get in the way and the last line may or may not have a line-break. -- Marco
Oct 20 2015
prev sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 10/20/2015 03:38 AM, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
 Writing stdin.byLine(KeepTerminator.yes) is quite awkward. Why this long
 name and not something shorter like KeepEOL?
It is what it is. Write it and move on.
 BTW on Python the default is to *not* strip the newlines. Is there a reason
 the opposite is true here?
I recall at the time I defined the function, everyone in this forum wanted the other way around. Andrei
Oct 20 2015
parent John Colvin <john.loughran.colvin gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 20 October 2015 at 10:10:05 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 On 10/20/2015 03:38 AM, Shriramana Sharma wrote:
 Writing stdin.byLine(KeepTerminator.yes) is quite awkward. Why 
 this long
 name and not something shorter like KeepEOL?
It is what it is. Write it and move on.
Or if you really care about those keystrokes: enum KeepEOL = KeepTerminator.yes;
Oct 20 2015