On 7/1/20 11:57 AM, Nathan S. wrote:
On Tuesday, 30 June 2020 at 16:22:57 UTC, JN wrote:
Spent some time debugging because I didn't notice it at first,
essentially something like this:
int 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.
What's your opinion on using that syntax in the initial declaration,
like `float foo = 0`?
It's important to keep at least something that allows such setting. It
would be reasonable to do this with a function as well.
Is it possible to have the initialization syntax work differently from
the assignment (i.e. allow the initialization as above, but require the
brackets for assignment)?