On 30/08/2017 4:10 PM, Jean-Louis Leroy wrote:
On Wednesday, 30 August 2017 at 14:37:14 UTC, Arun Chandrasekaran wrote:
On Wednesday, 30 August 2017 at 13:35:22 UTC, Jean-Louis Leroy wrote:
On Wednesday, 30 August 2017 at 04:48:11 UTC, Arun What was your
rationale for `openmethod` instead of just `method`?
Just that `openmethod` precisely expresses it's intent and `method` is
I sort of agree, and somewhat regret not picking 'openmethod'. I
considered both. Also @specialize. If anyone had pushed for @openmethod
before the article, I would almost certainly have given in.
My reasoning was, I hope to promote the term 'method' as the standard
name for polymorphism from outside, as opposed to vfunc. We usually say
"virtual functions", rarely "virtual member functions". Membership is
Rename, alias to old and have it deprecated.
Keep around for a couple of releases, done!