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June 30, 2009
Unofficial wish list status.(Jul 2009)
Hi

This is the monthly status for the unofficial d wish list: 
http://all-technology.com/eigenpolls/dwishlist/

Right now the wish list looks like this:

206  Stack tracing (#26)
199  Reflection API (#6)
133  vectorization (#10)
114  Multiple return values (tuples (#28)
100  Multiple opCast per class (#24)
91  Debug check for null reference (#52)
87  Native AMD64 codegen (#36)
79  Short syntax for new (#18)
76  !in (#44)
75  unit test after compilation (#1)
71  extra compiler values (#19)
65  Return-type overloading (#49)
58  Explicit out/inout (#38)
54  Foreach on first/on last (#42)
53  Unit test isolation  (#2)
51  Posix threads support native (#3)
47  Array pushback/popback (#51)
46  Variadic arguments re-passing (#102)
45  Array masking (#11)
45  Consistent struct/class sizeof (#40)
44  better syntax for cast (#23)
44  L-Value return (#73)
43  Explicit type initializers (#35)
38  Named keyword arguments (#87)
38  struct constructor (#97)
37  black box unit testing (#8)
35  associative arrays by index (#16)
35  Non-Static isExpression (#37)
34  unit test & code separation (#7)
34  Explicit module `friendship` (#43)
33  coherent assoc. array syntax (#20)
33  Pass value params byref (#34)
33  auto-member objects (#45)
31  Conditional syncronized (#30)
29  Unit test measurements (#9)
29  Explicit property keyword (#83)
27  Inline enum declaration (#76)
26  Renaming ctor/dtor (#17)
25  Small Exectables (#88)
24  User-defined sync function (#31)
24  interface to C++ (#71)
23  Pascal like sets (#61)
22  proper cast operators (#21)
22  Iterators and Generators (#58)
22  if, while, true, false, int (#86)
21  Built-in variant type (#56)
20  Precise names for floats (#62)
18  D library contest (#59)
18  range type (#106)
17  No Postfix Array Declarations (#85)
17  Full lexical closures (#140)
17  Real C bitfields (#145)
15  Finite sets (#72)
15  modules must not rely on files (#84)
15  garbage collection switch  (#96)
15  Multi-Dimensional Allocation (#109)
14  Call log (#47)
14  conv() and opConv (#66)
14  opCast overloading (#81)
14  copy operator (#95)
13  Improve module architecture (#64)
13  Meta Information (#69)
11  inout variable and return (#60)
11  imag and comp FP types. (#63)
11  inline expansion (#67)
10  Against class instance sizeof (#48)
10  Parallel Scavenging GC (#80)
10  function inheritance (#92)
10  In flight exception detection (#101)
9  in for arrays (#160)
9  Get rid of const (#165)
8  Relational class/array algebra (#65)
8  Statically check for == null (#98)
8  in for arrays (#161)
8  throws keyword (#173)
8  Tango to work with D2 (#179)
7  support struct&array in switch (#99)
7  date/time/datetime literal (#105)
7  void Class.Method() {} syntax (#146)
7  static foreach(scope/unscope) (#152)
6  Declaration in function calls (#74)
6  array in template arguments (#91)
6  Efficient array opCatAssign (#148)
5  Explicit out/inout/lazy (#110)
5  Better UTF32 Support (#113)
5  First-class continuations (#141)
5  Implicit New (#143)
5  suffix identifiers. (#168)
5  Power operator (#177)
4  System.Windows.Forms (#93)
4  named tuple (#103)
4  Reallocation Keyword (#108)
4  function call over network (#111)
4  tuple literal and append-op (#151)
4  ext property for  basic types (#154)
4  {Cleaner Operator Overloading} (#166)
4  Property declarator (#174)
4  Voting in bugzilla for D. (#176)
3  Property shortcut (#144)
3  variable template(short syntax (#149)
3  template literal (#150)
3  Custom Attributes (#159)
3  templated constructors (#164)
3  New Switch Case Design (#170)
3  Remove const (#171)
3  Remove const (#172)
3  Template inst. syntax: <> (#182)
2  Manage .resources files (#70)
2  Multistep return (#75)
2  constant operater overloading (#100)
2  solve interdepend static this (#107)
2  Quick For Syntax (#142)
2  invariant function (#156)
2  constant member functions (#158)
2  Keyword Pow Operator (#162)
2  Custom Syntax (#163)
2  C++ Member Pointers (#167)
2  Enum string cast (#178)
2  Easy threading a la OpenMP (#189)
1  consistant new (#77)
1  temp alias param specialize (#112)
1  remove initializers (#147)
1  __traits (#153)
1  temporary variable (#155)
1  Dynamic Conditional (#157)
1  Better Array Function Template (#169)
1  Remove SFINAE (#175)
1  Auto const member funcs (#180)
1  Overlapping array copy (#181)
1  Template inst. syntax: <> (#183)
1  Template inst. syntax: <> (#184)
1  Invariant => invar (#185)
1  similar templt/function syntax (#186)
1  classes on stack (or ROM) (#188)
0  -nogc option (#187)
0  link exchange request (#190)
0  link exchange request (#191)
0  switch  case accept range and  (#192)
0  switch  case accept range and  (#193)
July 01, 2009
Re: Unofficial wish list status.(Jul 2009)
4tuu4k002@sneakemail.com:
> This is the monthly status for the unofficial d wish list: 
> http://all-technology.com/eigenpolls/dwishlist/

That list contains some useful things, but I think D developers are now mostly ignoring it (probably trying to design/implement bigger things).

I suggest to perform a cleanup on that wish list (and then maybe even reset the votes for the entries).

Bye,
bearophile
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