D does an in place sort, so the range needs swap and random access. But yes, it isn't a stream.
Which means it needs to allocate the whole range, as an internal implementation.
I feel like whatever optimizations you can get out of hiding that implementation (Are there any, even?) are outweighed by the better decisions the developer will make when you shove this information in their face.
It isn't hidden, it won't compile if the range doesn't provide the needed operations. The simpilist solution is to call .array() before the call to sort.
That sounds awesome...
Are we talking about Dlang? :v
Aw yiss, get that D!
Homegirl on a mission.
Also: Oh no, this competes with Rust in a number of usecases, better say bad things about it all around just in case.
Also: Vector operations look sweet.
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