On Friday, 23 February 2018 at 03:26:11 UTC, Seb wrote:
On Friday, 23 February 2018 at 03:20:22 UTC, psychoticRabbit wrote:
compared to the current change in beta.


FWIW the change is almost gone from the beta:

https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/7939

I'm glad common sense seems to be winning ;-)

This is a good case for 'review of process' I think.

The original request for change was very flawed, in that it presupposed "importing as an expenditure that should be minimized.".

I think that is highly debatable, and more people should have had the opportunity to comment on that.

Second, none of the proposed syntax options was sufficiently clear, for the brain to chunk into its components. This is a serious issue and should be of greatest priority when introducing changes to syntax (no matter how small the change).

Changes to syntax need to be tested widely, for precisely this reason. You can do whole Phd's on this topic.

Third, making D more and more like a quick scripting/hacking language (by removing or hiding so called 'noise', is not a good idea in my opinion. That too seemed to be a motivator for at some aspect of the change.

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