--- Comment #5 from bearophile_h...@eml.cc 2012-10-22 09:52:06 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> That still won't prevent you from making the mistake of typing 'byte' instead
> of 'ubyte' though. :)
If you have sbyte and ubyte, and you keep using them consistently, I think this
alone helps reduce mistakes a little.
And once few years have passed, and using "byte" is considered a bad idiom, D
programs in the wild use "byte" less and less, we can even consider deprecating
There are tons of C++ code that represents null as "0", yet in C++11 there is
nullptr, and G++ from version 4.7 has a warning
(-Wzero-as-null-pointer-constant) that allows to find usage of "0" to represent
The most important thing is the desire to improve the situation, then some slow
deprecation paths exist.
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