On Saturday, 17 September 2016 at 13:33:49 UTC, Craig Dillabaugh wrote:
On Saturday, 17 September 2016 at 13:18:24 UTC, eugene wrote:
On Saturday, 17 September 2016 at 13:11:50 UTC, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
On 09/16/2016 07:00 PM, eugene wrote:
Hello everyone,
what if to remove semicolons at the end of each line of code in D like
in Python?
Is it worth it?


Not worth it. Gripes about semicolons are a symptom of only seeing the superficial and not really understanding enough about languages to see what really is and isn't important. It's like dumping someone because you don't like the color of a dress they wore. Superficial, shallow, inconsequential bikeshed bullcrap, not even worth debating.

why?
groovy, for e.g., is ok without semicolons and with semicolons.
if there is a question of backward compatibility, is it possible to support semicolons?

Can you give a strong technical argument why we should get rid of the semicolons? I personally quite like them, as do others, so I don't think "I don't like the looks of them" is a strong argument. What would the language gain by losing the semi-colons.

because a programmer will have a choice of writing or not semicolons, as one anyway presses "Enter" why not to use it as a line separator, and one who likes to type semicolons won't be confused if there is backward compatibility

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