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November 29, 2004
More warts in Phobos
1. std.socket

Several functions return ERROR on failure.  Unless I'm missing 
something, then this is completely in violation of the Phobos and D 
philosophies: "Use Exceptions for Error Handling"

2. std.date

"typedef d_time
	Is a signed arithmetic type giving the time elapsed since January 1, 
1970. Negative values are for dates preceding 1970. The time unit used 
is Ticks. Ticks are milliseconds or smaller intervals."

However, some of the functions in date.d take or return d_time for other 
things, such as time component values or date values, rather as if 
TicksPerSecond is variously equal to 1/86400, 1/3600, 1/60 or 1.  There 
are perfectly good int and long types for these, so why is it going out 
of its way to use d_time for what it doesn't mean?

Stewart.
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