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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 18007] New: Enforcing immutability

https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18007

          Issue ID: 18007
           Summary: Enforcing immutability
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: x86
                OS: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P1
         Component: dlang.org
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: iamsaanvig gmail.com

I wonder if it would be possible to have a mechanism (either in scale or in
dotty) that will enforce/guarantee immutability of data structures and/or
functions?

I’m no compiler expert but it could be something like a new keyword or
implicit
argument required for doing reassignments. From what I understand on the lowest
level reassignment is the only way to mutate something, so this should be
enough.

I can recall that C++ has some pretty sophisticated const semantics similar to
this, but I remember as well that it was pretty cumbersome to use it (I have
not used C++ for more than a few years now, so don’t know whats the current
status).

Thank you
Saanvi S
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Nov 23