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April 19, 2005
Why D is not in 1.0 version ?
Hello !!!

My name is Marcelo, and I'm a newby on this forum, but my question is simple 
and important.
I would like to know why a too promising programming language created in 
1999 still isn't used professionally or at least isn't more known ?

My question is: Why D ???

Att.
Marcelo Martins
C++ Programmer
April 19, 2005
Re: Why D is not in 1.0 version ?
Hello Marcelo,
My guess is because the standard library isn't set in stone yet. That 
would be an obvious reason, and theres still some parts of the 
specification that have some of Walter's notes to self to consider 
reworking someting.

Thats all I can think of.
-Joshua Cearley
BlackCrystal Software
"Making dreams reality"
April 19, 2005
Re: Why D is not in 1.0 version ?
On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 22:29:28 -0300, Marcelo Martins wrote:

> Hello !!!
> 
> My name is Marcelo, and I'm a newby on this forum, but my question is simple 
> and important.
> I would like to know why a too promising programming language created in 
> 1999 still isn't used professionally or at least isn't more known ?

My guess is that Walter is only one person, and he is trying to the do the
work of a (large?) team all by himself. And that means its going to take
ages for all the work to come to fruition, regardless of how good Walter
can analyse, design, code, and test.

Walter is willing to accept submissions of library code and (minimum size)
examples that demonstrate bugs, but there is no guarantee that it will be
accepted into the product.

> My question is: Why D ???

Because it is *so* promising. It is still worth waiting for. Recently,
Walter has been concentrating on fixing bugs and has virtually frozen the
specification and standard library. The current reliability of the compiler
is very good and improving with each release. The compiler test suite
currently has 1685 tests and the latest version fails one only 173 of them.

-- 
Derek Parnell
Melbourne, Australia
http://www.dsource.org/projects/build/ v2.01 released 18/Apr/2005
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19/04/2005 11:45:58 AM
April 19, 2005
Re: Why D is not in 1.0 version ?
Marcelo Martins wrote:
> Hello !!!
> 
> My name is Marcelo, and I'm a newby on this forum, but my question is simple 
> and important.
> I would like to know why a too promising programming language created in 
> 1999 still isn't used professionally or at least isn't more known ?

It wasn't created in 1999. It was conceived in 1999. If D existed back 
in 1999 as it does today, then a couple years ago most people would've 
been saying things like:
- "C++ is so last century."
- "But Java is so uncool compared to D."
- "Remind me again what C# is. Is it something important?"
- "Dot what?"

> My question is: Why D ???

I thought that D was on the right track a few years ago, and it's 
improved a lot since then. The language spec is finally just about 
locked down. The number of libraries for D is beginning to mushroom. 
Everything is reaching critical mass for D's long-term success! (Okay, I 
admit I'm a little biased from following the D newsgroups for a few years.)

> 
> Att.
> Marcelo Martins
> C++ Programmer 

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