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digitalmars.D - [spec?] Traits

reply Max Haughton <maxhaton gmail.com> writes:
Are the __traits considered to be part of the specification 
proper? Do potential new traits need a DIP or do they go straight 
into DMD + website?
May 30
next sibling parent reply bauss <jj_1337 live.dk> writes:
On Friday, 31 May 2019 at 05:29:16 UTC, Max Haughton wrote:
 Are the __traits considered to be part of the specification 
 proper? Do potential new traits need a DIP or do they go 
 straight into DMD + website?
If it's trivial then you probably don't need a DIP for it. Usually DIPs are for "larger" or "more complex" implementations. AFAIK. I have seen a few new __traits etc. added just with a simple PR and no DIP. If the __traits has any breaking changes etc. then it would most likely need a DIP ofc. -- Anyone can feel free to correct me on this though. --
May 30
parent Basile B. <b2.temp gmx.com> writes:
On Friday, 31 May 2019 at 05:57:58 UTC, bauss wrote:
 On Friday, 31 May 2019 at 05:29:16 UTC, Max Haughton wrote:
 Are the __traits considered to be part of the specification 
 proper? Do potential new traits need a DIP or do they go 
 straight into DMD + website?
If it's trivial then you probably don't need a DIP for it. Usually DIPs are for "larger" or "more complex" implementations. AFAIK. I have seen a few new __traits etc. added just with a simple PR and no DIP. If the __traits has any breaking changes etc. then it would most likely need a DIP ofc. -- Anyone can feel free to correct me on this though. --
A "light" DIP process for this case is on the way from what I've read. I've myself got two changes merged but they were limit toward this aspect and there was a bit of confusion because the decision makers were not necessarily aware while another member would have merged quite quickly. For now if someone wants to got a simple language change merged and since the light DIP is still not there: 1. take case to make it visible in the PR name, 2. request the tags (often those two: [needs approval] [need specs pr]) 3. ping the right persons, i.e Bright or at least Mike (adalcron) and 4. eventually opens a topic in the general section of the forum.
May 31
prev sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2019-05-31 07:29, Max Haughton wrote:
 Are the __traits considered to be part of the specification proper? Do 
 potential new traits need a DIP or do they go straight into DMD + website?
In general you do not need a DIP for adding a new __trait. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Jun 04