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DIP 1017--Add Bottom Type--Formal Assessment
January 30
Given the nature of the feedback in both review rounds this DIP has gone through, Walter has decided to reject his own DIP. He still believes there is a benefit to adding a bottom type to the language, but this proposal is not the way to go about it. He hopes to revisit the issue in the future.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.
January 30
On Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 02:05:37PM +0000, Mike Parker via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
> Given the nature of the feedback in both review rounds this DIP has gone through, Walter has decided to reject his own DIP. He still believes there is a benefit to adding a bottom type to the language, but this proposal is not the way to go about it. He hopes to revisit the issue in the future.
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Hopefully next time the help of more qualified people in type theory, like Timon, would be solicited, so that a more consistent, logically-sound solution would be proposed.


T

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January 30
Am 30.01.19 um 15:05 schrieb Mike Parker:
> Given the nature of the feedback in both review rounds this DIP has gone through, Walter has decided to reject his own DIP. He still believes there is a benefit to adding a bottom type to the language, but this proposal is not the way to go about it. He hopes to revisit the issue in the future.
> 
> Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.

I believe this is a good decision and the proper way forward.

I also think that there is indeed a benefit in adding a bootom type to the language so I'd be happy to help with a new attempt as much my limited knowledge of type theroy permits.
January 30
On Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at 20:50:42 UTC, Johannes Loher wrote:
> Am 30.01.19 um 15:05 schrieb Mike Parker:
>> Given the nature of the feedback in both review rounds this DIP has gone through, Walter has decided to reject his own DIP. He still believes there is a benefit to adding a bottom type to the language, but this proposal is not the way to go about it. He hopes to revisit the issue in the future.
>> 
>> Thanks to everyone who provided feedback.
>
> I believe this is a good decision and the proper way forward.
>
> I also think that there is indeed a benefit in adding a bootom type to the language so I'd be happy to help with a new attempt as much my limited knowledge of type theory permits.

+1

Well done Walter, for the professionalism in handling the decision, and for the bravery in trying to push something he believe useful for the language, also if he is not as competent as Timon in this field.

Kudos to you, for the example given, and for the temperance!

-- P