Visual D 1.0.0 released

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Sat Jul 4 22:25:06 UTC 2020

On Saturday, 4 July 2020 at 13:00:16 UTC, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
> Hello,
> after having passed the 10 year anniversary of public 
> availability recently, it is finally time to release version 
> 1.0 of Visual D, the Visual Studio extension that adds D 
> language support to VS 2008-2019.
> You can find the installer at 
> Highlights from this release:
> - semantic engine based on dmd front end now enabled by default 
> and updated to 2.092. If you are low on memory or run a 32-bit 
> Windows, you should switch back to the legacy engine.
> - debugger extension mago will now evaluate struct or class 
> properties (methods or fields) __debugOverview, __debugExpanded 
> and __debugTextView to customize the debugger display. mago can 
> even display forward ranges as a list, but that is currently 
> rather slow, so it is disabled by default (see debugger 
> options).
> - the bar on the top of the edit window now displays the 
> current edit scope and allows faster navigation within a source 
> file (needs the dmd based engine)
> - ever wondered how to navigate to the type of a variable 
> declared by `auto` inference? clicking an identifier in a tool 
> tip from intellisense will now jump to its definition (only 
> with the dmd based engine)
> See 
> for the complete list of changes.
> Cheers,
> Rainer

congratulation for this milestone. In open source software people 
often stagnate forever in their 0.y.z versions so this is wise 
decision, also because as it's not a library the semver rules 
matter less.

This would have been worth a post in D.announce but D.learn is 
nice too I suppose ;)

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