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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 19619] New: Temporary solution for attribute extensibility


          Issue ID: 19619
           Summary: Temporary solution for attribute extensibility problem
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: All
               URL: https://forum.dlang.org/thread/qnrkfiqmtqzpyocxxtsk fo
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: spec
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P1
         Component: dmd
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: dfj1esp02 sneakemail.com

Given difficulties with adding compiler recognized attributes as seen in
DIP1017, how about temporarily reserving UDAs with certain naming convention as
keywords (like  safe)? Because they have usual UDA syntax, their status as
keywords can be lifted later (ldc and gdc already implement compiler recognized
Possible naming conventions:
1. Prefix 'd', e.g.  dnoreturn
2. Prefix '_', e.g.  _noreturn or  _noreturn_
3. Prefix 'core', e.g.  core_noreturn
Declared like
module core.attribute;
struct noreturn { bool enabled; }
alias noreturn _noreturn_;
Compiler should create normal UDAs for them to verify that specified symbols
are visible (declared in core.attribute).
Can this simplify language extensibility?

Jan 26