July 10, 2003
Walter

Is there a place, perhaps on the DMD site, where the major outstanding issues are listed, along with any possible/opposing intentions, the completion level, and the likely date of completion? It'd be much easier for those of us who necessarily dip in and out, but want to contribute, to be able to see at a glance what are the hot topics.

Of course, you can say look in the newsgroup, but the ng contains a variety of issues - bugs, other language contrasts, etc. etc. - so it's quite time-consuming.

Now, if we had multiple D newsgroups ...

Taxonomically yours

Matthew



July 10, 2003
I wish there was, but there isn't at the moment. My current focus is fixing bugs.

"Matthew Wilson" <matthew@stlsoft.org> wrote in message news:beide9$jq9$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> Walter
>
> Is there a place, perhaps on the DMD site, where the major outstanding issues are listed, along with any possible/opposing intentions, the completion level, and the likely date of completion? It'd be much easier
for
> those of us who necessarily dip in and out, but want to contribute, to be able to see at a glance what are the hot topics.
>
> Of course, you can say look in the newsgroup, but the ng contains a
variety
> of issues - bugs, other language contrasts, etc. etc. - so it's quite time-consuming.
>
> Now, if we had multiple D newsgroups ...
>
> Taxonomically yours
>
> Matthew
>
>
>


July 10, 2003
So does that mean that most of the conceptual issues are resolved?

Having just got back up to speed on the NG after a couple of months of other things, it seems that there are still some issues unresolved, or perhaps some people who have not accepted the resolutions.

Foremost on the list is, I guess, the modules/symbols issue, but there are also more prosaic issues, like the sizeof(bool), etc.

And, that's not to mention the need for libraries, and the even more important need for library organisation, coherence and control

Or am I completely misinterpreting the current state of D?

"Walter" <walter@digitalmars.com> wrote in message news:beiolh$ufg$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> I wish there was, but there isn't at the moment. My current focus is
fixing
> bugs.
>
> "Matthew Wilson" <matthew@stlsoft.org> wrote in message news:beide9$jq9$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> > Walter
> >
> > Is there a place, perhaps on the DMD site, where the major outstanding issues are listed, along with any possible/opposing intentions, the completion level, and the likely date of completion? It'd be much easier
> for
> > those of us who necessarily dip in and out, but want to contribute, to
be
> > able to see at a glance what are the hot topics.
> >
> > Of course, you can say look in the newsgroup, but the ng contains a
> variety
> > of issues - bugs, other language contrasts, etc. etc. - so it's quite time-consuming.
> >
> > Now, if we had multiple D newsgroups ...
> >
> > Taxonomically yours
> >
> > Matthew
> >
> >
> >
>
>


July 10, 2003

Matthew Wilson wrote:
> 
> So does that mean that most of the conceptual issues are resolved?
> 
> Having just got back up to speed on the NG after a couple of months of other things, it seems that there are still some issues unresolved, or perhaps some people who have not accepted the resolutions.
> 
> Foremost on the list is, I guess, the modules/symbols issue, but there are also more prosaic issues, like the sizeof(bool), etc.
> 
> And, that's not to mention the need for libraries, and the even more important need for library organisation, coherence and control
> 
> Or am I completely misinterpreting the current state of D?
> 
> "Walter" <walter@digitalmars.com> wrote in message news:beiolh$ufg$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> > I wish there was, but there isn't at the moment. My current focus is
> fixing
> > bugs.
> >
> > "Matthew Wilson" <matthew@stlsoft.org> wrote in message news:beide9$jq9$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> > > Walter
> > >
> > > Is there a place, perhaps on the DMD site, where the major outstanding issues are listed, along with any possible/opposing intentions, the completion level, and the likely date of completion? It'd be much easier
> > for
> > > those of us who necessarily dip in and out, but want to contribute, to
> be
> > > able to see at a glance what are the hot topics.
> > >
> > > Of course, you can say look in the newsgroup, but the ng contains a
> > variety
> > > of issues - bugs, other language contrasts, etc. etc. - so it's quite time-consuming.
> > >
> > > Now, if we had multiple D newsgroups ...

There has been a discussion about an open bug list and we had to accept that Walter thinks that it is an too easy for critics to use such a list to put D down. It would be the same for a list of outstanding issues.

Youmay have noted that there is now a Linux version, so this is a big step forward.

--
Helmut Leitner    leitner@hls.via.at Graz, Austria   www.hls-software.com
July 10, 2003
Understood.

I'm not really talking about bugs, though, more any large outstanding theoretical issues.

"Helmut Leitner" <helmut.leitner@chello.at> wrote in message news:3F0CFB3B.A9BCD6F2@chello.at...
>
>
> Matthew Wilson wrote:
> >
> > So does that mean that most of the conceptual issues are resolved?
> >
> > Having just got back up to speed on the NG after a couple of months of
other
> > things, it seems that there are still some issues unresolved, or perhaps some people who have not accepted the resolutions.
> >
> > Foremost on the list is, I guess, the modules/symbols issue, but there
are
> > also more prosaic issues, like the sizeof(bool), etc.
> >
> > And, that's not to mention the need for libraries, and the even more important need for library organisation, coherence and control
> >
> > Or am I completely misinterpreting the current state of D?
> >
> > "Walter" <walter@digitalmars.com> wrote in message news:beiolh$ufg$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> > > I wish there was, but there isn't at the moment. My current focus is
> > fixing
> > > bugs.
> > >
> > > "Matthew Wilson" <matthew@stlsoft.org> wrote in message news:beide9$jq9$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> > > > Walter
> > > >
> > > > Is there a place, perhaps on the DMD site, where the major
outstanding
> > > > issues are listed, along with any possible/opposing intentions, the completion level, and the likely date of completion? It'd be much
easier
> > > for
> > > > those of us who necessarily dip in and out, but want to contribute,
to
> > be
> > > > able to see at a glance what are the hot topics.
> > > >
> > > > Of course, you can say look in the newsgroup, but the ng contains a
> > > variety
> > > > of issues - bugs, other language contrasts, etc. etc. - so it's
quite
> > > > time-consuming.
> > > >
> > > > Now, if we had multiple D newsgroups ...
>
> There has been a discussion about an open bug list and we had to accept that Walter thinks that it is an too easy for critics to use such a list to put D down. It would be the same for a list of outstanding issues.
>
> Youmay have noted that there is now a Linux version, so this is a big step forward.
>
> --
> Helmut Leitner    leitner@hls.via.at
> Graz, Austria   www.hls-software.com


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