On 6/30/20 12:37 PM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
On 6/30/20 12:22 PM, JN wrote:
Spent some time debugging because I didn't notice it at first, essentially something like this:

int[3] foo = [1, 2, 3];
foo = 5;
writeln(foo);   // 5, 5, 5

Why does such code compile? I don't think this should be permitted, because it's easy to make a mistake (when you wanted foo[index] but forgot the []). If someone wants to assign a value to every element they could do foo[] = 5; instead which is explicit.

That's a feature. I don't think it's going away. The problem of accidental assignment is probably not very common.

I take it back, I didn't realize this wasn't something that happened with dynamic arrays:

int[] dyn = [1, 2, 3];

dyn = 5; // error
dyn[] = 5; // ok, brackets required

I would say that's a decent precedent to deprecate and remove that functionality.


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