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November 19
Apparently user-defined attributes are not permitted on enum members.

Issue is documented here:  https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9701
Pull request implementing the feature is here: https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6161

The pull request seems to have stalled over how to get the feature approved.  Some consider it an oversight in the implementation of UDAs.  Others consider it a language change.  What's the official word?  Does it require a DIP?

Thanks,
Mike
November 19
On Sunday, November 19, 2017 13:35:13 Michael V. Franklin via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> Apparently user-defined attributes are not permitted on enum members.
>
> Issue is documented here:
> https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9701
> Pull request implementing the feature is here:
> https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6161
>
> The pull request seems to have stalled over how to get the feature approved.  Some consider it an oversight in the implementation of UDAs.  Others consider it a language change. What's the official word?  Does it require a DIP?

It isn't specific to UDAs. You can't put _any_ attributes on enums - including something like deprecated (though to be fair, not many attributes would make sense on an enum member).

https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9395

- Jonathan M Davis

November 19
On Sunday, 19 November 2017 at 13:35:13 UTC, Michael V. Franklin wrote:
> Apparently user-defined attributes are not permitted on enum members.
>
> Issue is documented here:  https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9701
> Pull request implementing the feature is here: https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6161
>
> The pull request seems to have stalled over how to get the feature approved.  Some consider it an oversight in the implementation of UDAs.  Others consider it a language change.  What's the official word?  Does it require a DIP?
>
> Thanks,
> Mike

I remember Johan Engelen doing something about this, can't remember if it was LDC or DMD.
November 20
On Sunday, 19 November 2017 at 15:57:58 UTC, Jonathan M Davis wrote:

> It isn't specific to UDAs. You can't put _any_ attributes on enums - including something like deprecated (though to be fair, not many attributes would make sense on an enum member).
>
> https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9395

Indeed.  That precise use case showed up recently in this PR:  https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/7303/files

Mike
November 27
On Sunday, 19 November 2017 at 13:35:13 UTC, Michael V. Franklin wrote:
> Apparently user-defined attributes are not permitted on enum members.
>
> Issue is documented here:  https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9701
> Pull request implementing the feature is here: https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6161
>
> The pull request seems to have stalled over how to get the feature approved.  Some consider it an oversight in the implementation of UDAs.  Others consider it a language change.  What's the official word?  Does it require a DIP?

Bumping this thread.  I'm still hoping for an official answer to this.

Walter and/or Andrei,

Is the lack of support for attributes on `enum` members an implementation oversight?

Is a DIP required to move the implementation forward?

Thanks,
Mike

November 27
On 11/27/2017 05:43 AM, Michael V. Franklin wrote:
> On Sunday, 19 November 2017 at 13:35:13 UTC, Michael V. Franklin wrote:
>> Apparently user-defined attributes are not permitted on enum members.
>>
>> Issue is documented here: https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9701
>> Pull request implementing the feature is here: https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6161
>>
>> The pull request seems to have stalled over how to get the feature approved.  Some consider it an oversight in the implementation of UDAs.  Others consider it a language change. What's the official word?  Does it require a DIP?
> 
> Bumping this thread.  I'm still hoping for an official answer to this.
> 
> Walter and/or Andrei,
> 
> Is the lack of support for attributes on `enum` members an implementation oversight?
> 
> Is a DIP required to move the implementation forward?
> 
> Thanks,
> Mike
> 

Hi Mike, this forum is not an appropriate place for requesting official answers. We don't scan the forums looking for matters that need attention. Feel free to send email to Walter and myself, and that will get answered. Thanks! -- Andrei
November 28
On Monday, 27 November 2017 at 17:48:35 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Hi Mike, this forum is not an appropriate place for requesting official answers. We don't scan the forums looking for matters that need attention. Feel free to send email to Walter and myself, and that will get answered. Thanks! -- Andrei

Someone seems to disagree with you in that regard.
https://forum.dlang.org/post/ouqgln$1chr$1@digitalmars.com

Not only did it get your attention but you didn't even bother addressing it!
November 27
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 00:15:24 John via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On Monday, 27 November 2017 at 17:48:35 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
>
> wrote:
> > Hi Mike, this forum is not an appropriate place for requesting official answers. We don't scan the forums looking for matters that need attention. Feel free to send email to Walter and myself, and that will get answered. Thanks! -- Andrei
>
> Someone seems to disagree with you in that regard. https://forum.dlang.org/post/ouqgln$1chr$1@digitalmars.com
>
> Not only did it get your attention but you didn't even bother addressing it!

There is a definite difference between posting stuff in the newsgroup to get attention brought to something and posting in the newsgroup to get an official answer on something from Walter or Andrei.

- Jonathan M Davis

November 28
On Sunday, 19 November 2017 at 13:35:13 UTC, Michael V. Franklin wrote:

> What's the official word?  Does it require a DIP?

For those who might want to know, Walter has informed me that this change will require a DIP.  I already  have two DIPs in the queue right now, so I wouldn't mind if someone else wrote it.

But, absent any volunteers, I would welcome all of you to reply to this thread with some use cases where you might find UDAs or other attributes useful on enum members.  Deprecation and serialization have already been mentioned, but it'd be impossible for me to imagine all the different ways users might find this feature useful.

Thanks,
Mike

November 28
On 2017-11-28 03:20, Michael V. Franklin wrote:

> For those who might want to know, Walter has informed me that this change will require a DIP.

That's unfortunate. It should be the opposite, a DIP on why enum members should not support attributes. It goes against consistency (turtles all the way down).

-- 
/Jacob Carlborg
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