On Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 07:05:48 UTC, rikki cattermole wrote:
Your thought model is much younger than modules. Modules have
existed since the mid 70's.
They work, other designs over the years have proven to have
faults and problems.
D's design is evolved from already existing ideas to try and
give the best of both worlds and modules is no different.
The reality is, Java and C++ both are great examples where
module system was added after many years too late. D had it
built in from the get go and was designed to benefit from it.
I don't have any objection to the idea that a module can have
privileged access to members of classes within that model. It
sounds sensible enough, if the module is a level of encapsulation
My arguments is that, this was implemented in D, at the cost of
removing the capacity for a class in the same module to protect
it's own members (within the module). That's what I don't like
My other objection, as stated, is that D uses the same syntax as
C++/C#/Java, but the semantics of that same syntax are completely
different. I also don't like that.