digitalmars.D - byLine/byLineCopy deprecation?
"bearophile" <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
I have had few bugs caused by byLine not copying the line on default. Now we have byLineCopy, but sometimes I forget to use it. In D I prefer unsafe functions to be on request, and safe ones by default. Originally I suggested to give to byLine a boolean template argument named "doCopy" that is true on default and can be set to false for performance: https://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4474 So can we deprecate byLine and introduce something with a short name that is safer and something with a longer name that is faster (or probably better use just one function with the doCopy boolean template argument set to true by default). A possible name for such function is "byRow!(bool doCopy=true, .....)" and then slowly deprecate byLine and byLineCopy. Bye, bearophile
Oct 10 2014
ketmar via Digitalmars-d <digitalmars-d puremagic.com> writes:
On Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:49:05 +0000 bearophile via Digitalmars-d <digitalmars-d puremagic.com> wrote:A possible name for such function is "byRow!(bool doCopy=3Dtrue,=20 .....)" and then slowly deprecate byLine and byLineCopy.i think it should be better to use less generic type as template argument. something like `byRow!Copying.Yes`. it's unnecessary annoying to remember if `true` means "do copying" or "don't do copying". ;-)
Oct 10 2014