July 09, 2004
Hi,

I am new here. I am quite impressed and interested in this D language. While reading the feature list, i couln't help thinking "wow, this is just what i need" every two or three lines.

But in what i have read until now, there is a small detail that leaves me a bit skeptical. Its about having a volatile statement type, instead of a type modifier. What makes it better? To my understanding, a volatile resource is quite likely to stay volatile all the time, so why not declare it in the first place, and let the compiler manage it?

There might be cases where it is usefull to have volatile statement. But to me, votatile as a modifier is also justified, since it can prevent many mistakes. You don't want to think every single time you use a variable if it is volatile or not. If you know one variable is volatile, say it once, and let the compiler do it's job.

Or did I miss the point?


July 09, 2004
Hi,

See the threads:
http://www.digitalmars.com/drn-bin/wwwnews?digitalmars.D/792
http://www.digitalmars.com/drn-bin/wwwnews?digitalmars.D/4712

for the reasoning.

Regan

On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 04:50:11 +0000 (UTC), Florian RIVOAL <Florian_member@pathlink.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am new here. I am quite impressed and interested in this D language. While
> reading the feature list, i couln't help thinking "wow, this is just what i
> need" every two or three lines.
>
> But in what i have read until now, there is a small detail that leaves me a bit
> skeptical. Its about having a volatile statement type, instead of a type
> modifier. What makes it better? To my understanding, a volatile resource is
> quite likely to stay volatile all the time, so why not declare it in the first
> place, and let the compiler manage it?
>
> There might be cases where it is usefull to have volatile statement. But to me,
> votatile as a modifier is also justified, since it can prevent many mistakes.
> You don't want to think every single time you use a variable if it is volatile
> or not. If you know one variable is volatile, say it once, and let the compiler
> do it's job.
>
> Or did I miss the point?
>
>



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