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December 01, 2007
Re: Unofficial wish list status.
4tuu4k002@sneakemail.com Wrote:

> 
> Hi
> 
> This is the monthly status for the unofficial d wish list: 
> http://all-technology.com/eigenpolls/dwishlist/
> 
> Right now the wish list looks like this:
> 
> 146  Reflection API (#6)
> 142  Stack tracing (#26)
> 103  vectorization (#10)
> 77  Multiple return values (tuples (#28)
> 75  Multiple opCast per class (#24)
> 68  Short syntax for new (#18)
> 63  extra compiler values (#19)
> 63  Debug check for null reference (#52)
> 62  unit test after compilation (#1)
> 62  Native AMD64 codegen (#36)
> 58  !in (#44)
> 51  Explicit out/inout (#38)
> 48  Return-type overloading (#49)
> 47  Unit test isolation  (#2)
> 43  Posix threads support native (#3)
> 42  Array masking (#11)
> 42  Foreach on first/on last (#42)
> 39  better syntax for cast (#23)
> 35  Explicit type initializers (#35)
> 34  Array pushback/popback (#51)
> 33  Consistent struct/class sizeof (#40)
> 32  associative arrays by index (#16)
> 31  black box unit testing (#8)
> 29  Pass value params byref (#34)
> 29  Non-Static isExpression (#37)
> 28  unit test & code separation (#7)
> 28  coherent assoc. array syntax (#20)
> 27  Explicit module `friendship` (#43)
> 27  auto-member objects (#45)
> 27  L-Value return (#73)
> 25  Renaming ctor/dtor (#17)
> 24  Explicit property keyword (#83)
> 23  Unit test measurements (#9)
> 23  Conditional syncronized (#30)
> 22  struct constructor (#97)
> 22  Variadic arguments re-passing (#102)
> 20  User-defined sync function (#31)
> 20  Named keyword arguments (#87)
> 19  proper cast operators (#21)
> 18  Iterators and Generators (#58)
> 17  Small Exectables (#88)
> 16  Pascal like sets (#61)
> 15  Built-in variant type (#56)
> 15  if, while, true, false, int (#86)
> 14  D library contest (#59)
> 14  Inline enum declaration (#76)
> 13  Precise names for floats (#62)
> 13  No Postfix Array Declarations (#85)
> 12  Call log (#47)
> 11  imag and comp FP types. (#63)
> 11  Meta Information (#69)
> 11  modules must not rely on files (#84)
> 11  range type (#106)
> 10  inout variable and return (#60)
> 10  conv() and opConv (#66)
> 10  interface to C++ (#71)
> 10  Multi-Dimensional Allocation (#109)
> 10  Full lexical closures (#140)
> 9  Against class instance sizeof (#48)
> 9  Improve module architecture (#64)
> 9  copy operator (#95)
> 8  inline expansion (#67)
> 8  Finite sets (#72)
> 8  opCast overloading (#81)
> 8  function inheritance (#92)
> 7  Relational class/array algebra (#65)
> 7  In flight exception detection (#101)
> 7  Real C bitfields (#145)
> 6  garbage collection switch  (#96)
> 5  date/time/datetime literal (#105)
> 4  Declaration in function calls (#74)
> 4  support struct&array in switch (#99)
> 4  named tuple (#103)
> 4  void Class.Method() {} syntax (#146)
> 3  array in template arguments (#91)
> 3  System.Windows.Forms (#93)
> 3  Statically check for == null (#98)
> 3  Reallocation Keyword (#108)
> 3  Explicit out/inout/lazy (#110)
> 3  First-class continuations (#141)
> 2  Manage .resources files (#70)
> 2  Multistep return (#75)
> 2  constant operater overloading (#100)
> 2  solve interdepend static this (#107)
> 2  Quick For Syntax (#142)
> 2  Implicit New (#143)
> 2  Property shortcut (#144)
> 2  Efficient array opCatAssign (#148)
> 2  static foreach(scope/unscope) (#152)
> 1  consistant new (#77)
> 1  Parallel Scavenging GC (#80)
> 1  function call over network (#111)
> 1  temp alias param specialize (#112)
> 1  Better UTF32 Support (#113)
> 1  remove initializers (#147)
> 1  variable template(short syntax (#149)
> 1  template literal (#150)
> 1  tuple literal and append-op (#151)
> 1  __traits (#153)
> 1  ext property for  basic types (#154)
> 1  temporary variable (#155)
> 1  invariant function (#156)
> 1  constant member functions (#158)
> 1  in for arrays (#160)
> 1  in for arrays (#161)
> 1  Custom Syntax (#163)
> 0  Dynamic Conditional (#157)
> 0  Custom Attributes (#159)
> 0  Keyword Pow Operator (#162)
> 0  templated constructors (#164)

Why is anyone complaining about cast?  I like it much better than Java/C++'s version.
It makes it clear what you are doing.

Tuple return types would be extremely nice, but I guess out parameters will have to do (not a fan)
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