View mode: basic / threaded / horizontal-split · Log in · Help
February 10, 2013
Re: Should D1 only bugs be closed?
On Sunday, 10 February 2013 at 07:06:47 UTC, Marco Leise wrote:
> I'm far from a core DMD developer, so I don't understand your
> dependence on Walter's full attention to D2. I'm just saying
> it seems legit to me, to keep Don & Co. on board. I'd just
> drop making D1 releases as a compromise.

It seems legit to me, too. I fully understand the desire to 
continue supporting D1: there are still real users with real 
needs. I'm just confused since we were told that D1 would be 
discontinued at the start of this year.

Walter and Andrei's time is precious because they are the only 
people that can make final decisions about the language, and 
there's many, many decisions that still need to be made: property 
syntax, shared semantics, copy constructors, ref semantics, auto 
ref, accessibility vs. visibility, allocator design etc.  Any 
time spent merging changes into D1 is time not spent fixing 
issues with D2.

Anyway, I'm flogging a dead horse here. Clearly D1 is still going 
to be supported, and me ranting on the forums isn't going to 
change that.
Next ›   Last »
1 2 3
Top | Discussion index | About this forum | D home