On Thursday, 9 January 2020 at 10:26:07 UTC, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
On Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:56:20 PM MST rikki cattermole via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
Slicing via the opSlice operator overload is a convention, not a requirement.

It's not a requirement, but it's more than a convention. If you use the container with foreach, the compiler will call opSlice on the container to get a range. So, there's no need to implement opApply to iterate over a container with foreach. You could choose to implement a container with opApply and use a function other than opSlice for getting a range, but the compiler understands enough to try to slice the container for you automatically when using it with foreach.

- Jonathan M Davis

Is this documented in the language spec anywhere? I don't see anything about it in the section on foreach [1] or the section on slice operator overloading [2].

[1] https://dlang.org/spec/statement.html#foreach-statement
[2] https://dlang.org/spec/operatoroverloading.html#slice

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