On Friday, 9 February 2018 at 15:46:56 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
On Friday, 9 February 2018 at 15:37:12 UTC, Ralph Doncaster wrote:

I think you are proving my point. You say there is no difference between:
const MAX_IN = 20;
immutable MAX_IN = 20;

So now I have to try both, and look at the generated code to be sure.

Or read the docs:


p.s. I prefer const since it is easier for C/C++ coders to understand. Using immutable invites the coder to go down the whole rat hole of trying to understand how is it different than const.

It's not a rathole. The document page above explains the differences rather well. They only happen to be identical when initialized with compile-time constants.

Well this part of the docs is a rathole to me:

It might be clear and simple to you, but it's not to me. And I'm a rather advanced developer. While there are lots of things I like about D compared to C++ such as getting rid of #include hell, there's too many "messy" things and the learning curve is too steep for me to consider suggesting it for any consulting projects. I think it could've been better if there was more focus on keeping the language (and standard library) clean and simple instead of making it more like a swiss army knife.

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