On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 04:50:07PM +0000, Adam D. Ruppe via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote: > On Tuesday, 30 June 2020 at 16:41:50 UTC, JN wrote: > > I like my code to be explicit, even at a cost of some extra typing, > > rather than get bitten by some unexpected implicit behavior. > > I agree, I think ALL implicit slicing of static arrays are problematic > and should be removed. If you want to set it all or slice it for any > other reason, just put on the .
We've known this for at least 4 years, yet nothing has been done about it. :-( https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15932 The problem isn't just safety, which is partly addressed by dip1000, but also mistakes of the kind the OP posted. Basically, it's a misfeature with many ill side-effects all in the questionable name of convenience. It's time we got rid of it. T -- Truth, Sir, is a cow which will give [skeptics] no more milk, and so they are gone to milk the bull. -- Sam. Johnson