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digitalmars.D - Re: DIP6: Attributes

Don Wrote:

 Annotations are useful in many ways, but without full reflection 
 capabilities, they are restricted to things that can read them via 
 source code, and so they are no better than comments.

This is a very, very important observation, and I think it belongs in the DIP. It means that it probably doesn't make much sense to implement annotations without also having an intention to implement full-blown reflection.

The DIP is about the first step: to allow syntax.
Aug 04 2009