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
* do is immediately allowed in its place
* body is removed and do replaces it fully
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.