On Wednesday, 8 June 2016 at 13:27:31 UTC, burjui wrote:
That reason alone is enough. Restricting DUB special comments
to only /++/ will put users off, because now they know that
there's a cool feature in DUB, but it only works with certain
types of comments, that nobody wants to remember (why should
they?), so they will decide that this feature is either broken
or unfinished and will hardly use it at all.
We could make users' lives easier, if we allowed them to just
specify the dependencies in Gradle style on a single line:
// dependencies: "color:~>0.0.3", "vibe.d:~>0.7.28"
I don't understand this argument. There are two options: /++/ and
/**/. If a user can't remember which one it is, it's a matter of
a few seconds to find out. With all the things we need to
remember about a language when programming, I hardly think
something of this nature is going to put anyone off. And if they
*are* put off by it, they've got bigger issues than trying to
remember which comment style to use.