[rust-dev] A policy for impls

Patrick Walton pwalton at mozilla.com
Sun Jul 22 11:29:16 PDT 2012

On 7/21/12 5:25 PM, Benjamin Striegel wrote:
> Is this a pattern that all the impls in the standard libraries ought to
> follow? Is there some value to being able to always refer to
> module::function() rather than type.method()? Assuming that #[inline] or
> #[inline(always)] remove any overhead, I don't think there's any
> downside to it other than cluttered docs.

I think it's mostly a backwards-compatibility thing. I'm in favor of 
having the non-method versions go away.


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