January 03, 2012Multiple return values
Why doesn't D support multiple return values like many other modern languages? Clearly the same syntax as Go wouldn't work, but I'm sure a neat and tidy syntax could be invented? I constantly want to be able to return x,y from a function, or retVal,errorCode and I want the language to make some rough ABI guarantees, like multiple return values will be returned in consecutive registers, rather than a single return value register like C/C++, avoiding the need to pass output addresses through ref function parameters (slow!).