Summary: Incomplete extern (...) docs
           Product: D
           Version: D1 & D2
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: spec
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD

--- Comment #0 from Leandro Lucarella <> 2010-06-27 16:59:59 
PDT ---
Documentation on the extern storage class is both very sparse and very scarce.

* Most documentation is only about extern (C) and is present in an article
about C compatibility or the ABI docs.

* I couldn't find any mention to extern (System) in all the specs.

* extern (C++) is only found in the article about interfacing with C++

* The only mention of extern (D) I found is in the ABI description.

* extern (Windows) is mostly mentioned only in the D for Win32 article.

I think it would be nice to have a central place where all extern (...)
declarations are explained (or at least listed with links to their usage). A
table like the available predefined versions for the version statement would be

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