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July 10, 2003
DMD To-Do list
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
Re: DMD To-Do list
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
Re: DMD To-Do list
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$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> > Walter
> >
> > Is there a place, perhaps on the DMD site, where the major outstanding
> > issues are listed, along with any possible/opposing intentions, the
> > completion level, and the likely date of completion? It'd be much easier
> for
> > those of us who necessarily dip in and out, but want to contribute, to
be
> > able to see at a glance what are the hot topics.
> >
> > Of course, you can say look in the newsgroup, but the ng contains a
> variety
> > of issues - bugs, other language contrasts, etc. etc. - so it's quite
> > time-consuming.
> >
> > Now, if we had multiple D newsgroups ...
> >
> > Taxonomically yours
> >
> > Matthew
> >
> >
> >
>
>
July 10, 2003
Re: DMD To-Do list
Matthew Wilson wrote:
> 
> So does that mean that most of the conceptual issues are resolved?
> 
> Having just got back up to speed on the NG after a couple of months of other
> things, it seems that there are still some issues unresolved, or perhaps
> some people who have not accepted the resolutions.
> 
> Foremost on the list is, I guess, the modules/symbols issue, but there are
> also more prosaic issues, like the sizeof(bool), etc.
> 
> And, that's not to mention the need for libraries, and the even more
> important need for library organisation, coherence and control
> 
> Or am I completely misinterpreting the current state of D?
> 
> "Walter" <walter@digitalmars.com> wrote in message
> news:beiolh$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
Re: DMD To-Do list
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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