On Friday, 2 June 2017 at 14:17:10 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
Congratulations are in order for Jared Hanson. Walter and Andrei have approved his proposal to remove body as a keyword. I've added a summary of their decision to the end of the DIP for anyone who cares to read it. In short:

* body temporarily becomes a contextual keyword and is deprecated
* do is immediately allowed in its place
* body is removed and do replaces it fully

Congratulations, Jared!


Yes, congratulations are in order. Although those of us who were questioning the need for any keyword at all in `body`s place may be a little disappointed that it has merely been replaced with `do`, I think no one can doubt the main thrust of the DIP, which is that `body` is an incredibly useful identifier, and that having it newly available makes D a better language.

Also, I've been following the forums for several years now, and this is the first DIP that I know of that was not written by the language authors, and yet was still accepted into the language. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that seems like a real landmark!

Also Mike Parker seems to be doing a very good job in his appointed position as DIP manager.

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