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digitalmars.D - Re: The Thermopylae excerpt of TDPL available online

Max Samukha Wrote:

 On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 13:30:35 -0500, Andrei Alexandrescu
 <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
It's me as well. The decision didn't go without a fight (I had your 
viewpoint and Walter didn't). He convinced me with two arguments. One is 
that 90% of the time you actually want T[], not T[n].

The argument may be flawed because, out of those 90% of arrays, only small part may be initialized from array literals. Many (most?) are created with new or appended. I suspect dynamic arrays created from literals are as rare as static arrays in real world code. Probably, I'll investigate how exactly rare.

Is this the same argument as Andrei's rhetorical question (in relation to proposed removal of D complex literals), "Name me five significant complex numbers" from a few weeks ago? (Sorry can't find the NG link just right now).
Oct 30 2009