On 17 May 2016 16:21, "Steven Schveighoffer via Digitalmars-d-announce" <
digitalmars-d-announce@puremagic.com> wrote:
> On 5/17/16 10:06 AM, Jack Stouffer wrote:
>> http://jackstouffer.com/blog/d_auto_decoding_and_you.html
>> Based on the recent thread in General, I wrote this blog post that's
>> designed to be part beginner tutorial, part objective record of the
>> debate over it, and finally my opinions on the matter.
>> When I first learned about auto-decoding, I was kinda miffed that there
>> wasn't anything in the docs or on the website that went into more
>> detail. So I wrote this in order to introduce people who are getting
>> into D to the concept, it's benefits, and downsides. When people are
>> confused in Learn why typeof(s.front) == dchar then this can just be
>> linked to them.
>> If you think there should be any more information included in the
>> article, please let me know so I can add it.
> Starting to read it, see errors in your examples:
> is(s[0] == immutable char) -> is(typeof(s[0]) == immutable(char))
> is(s.front == dchar) -> is(typeof(s.front()) == dchar)
> I'm not sure if you need the parens after front, but if it's not marked
as @property, then this returns a function.
> -Steve

If I remember correctly adding the brackets then goes against best
practices because you can't be sure the underlying implementation of a
range is using a function for .front.

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