June 18
On 6/15/2020 8:49 AM, Ben Jones wrote:
> Did Eric Niebler lose interest in D?  I didn't realize he was involved early on.

He never was particularly interested in D, he just liked the camaraderie of us getting together and talking about language design, as we liked it too.
June 18
On 6/18/2020 1:53 PM, tastyminerals wrote:
> On Saturday, 13 June 2020 at 03:16:05 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
>> https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3386323
>>
>> Many, many thanks to Mike Parker and Andrei Alexandrescu for their endless hours spent fixing the mess I originally wrote.
> 
> Thank you. Printed and started reading today before work. A lot of interesting insights about the rationale behind design decisions. For a non C/C++ programmer, this helps me better understand D and it's close relationship with these languages. Cool stuff.

As I did research on what happened and when, I discovered many of my recollections were wrong or out of order. Fortunately, I kept all the emails and there's the n.g. archives, without which writing that article would have been impossible.
June 20
Whoa! Page 23 -- a wild Bill Baxter appears! That was unexpected.  :-D --bb

On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 9:00 PM Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce < digitalmars-d-announce@puremagic.com> wrote:

> On 6/18/2020 1:53 PM, tastyminerals wrote:
> > On Saturday, 13 June 2020 at 03:16:05 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> >> https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3386323
> >>
> >> Many, many thanks to Mike Parker and Andrei Alexandrescu for their
> endless
> >> hours spent fixing the mess I originally wrote.
> >
> > Thank you. Printed and started reading today before work. A lot of
> interesting
> > insights about the rationale behind design decisions. For a non C/C++ programmer, this helps me better understand D and it's close
> relationship with
> > these languages. Cool stuff.
>
> As I did research on what happened and when, I discovered many of my
> recollections were wrong or out of order. Fortunately, I kept all the
> emails and
> there's the n.g. archives, without which writing that article would have
> been
> impossible.
>


June 20
On 6/20/2020 2:59 PM, Bill Baxter wrote:
> Whoa! Page 23 -- a wild Bill Baxter appears! That was unexpected.  :-D
> --bb

So many contributors - we tried hard to credit where things came from.
June 26
On Saturday, 20 June 2020 at 22:12:21 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 6/20/2020 2:59 PM, Bill Baxter wrote:
>> Whoa! Page 23 -- a wild Bill Baxter appears! That was unexpected.  :-D
>> --bb
>
> So many contributors - we tried hard to credit where things came from.

Nice paper.

It would be nice to have a graphical timeline with most important additions/dips :)

Andrea
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