On Wednesday, 14 September 2022 at 19:20:04 UTC, Rikki Cattermole wrote:>
Recently Walter has been wanting to remove language features that don't need to be kept to simplify the language.
It seems everybody agrees that binary literals are not a worthy candidate for removal, but one thing that I kept thinking about was @property. As far as I know, hardly anyone actually uses its semantic behaviors, and the ones that it does have which are incomplete are special cases that don't benefit us all that much.
I was going to post this yesterday, but it turns out I am not alone in thinking this can be removed safely (can be swapped to a UDA to prevent code breakage without any language additions).
So, who uses @property semantics?
I rarely set out to use property initially however it is very useful as a way to insert (say) logging and debugging scaffolding into other people's code.