On 12/22/19 9:15 AM, Robert M. Münch wrote:
I want to do all the basics mutating things with strings: append,
What is the D-ish way to do that since string is aliased
switch to using char.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of code out there that accepts string
instead of const(char), which is more usable.
I think many people don't realize the purpose of the string type. It's
meant to be something that is heap-allocated (or as a global), and NEVER
goes out of scope. Many things are shoehorned into string which
Using arrays, using ~ operator, always copying, changing, combining my
strings into a new one? Does it make sense to think about reducing GC
It really depends on your use cases. strings are great precisely because
they don't change. slicing makes huge sense there.
I'm a bit lost in the possibilities and don't find any "that's the way
to do it".
Again, use char if you are going to be rearranging strings. And you
have to take care not to cheat and cast to string. Always use idup if
you need one.
If you find Phobos functions that unnecessarily take string instead of
const(char) please post to bugzilla.