Decimal string to floating point conversion with correct half-to-even rounding

Walter Bright newshound2 at
Sun Jul 5 10:35:11 UTC 2020

On 7/5/2020 1:56 AM, 9il wrote:
> On Sunday, 5 July 2020 at 08:15:53 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
>> It doesn't work quite like that. The D Language Foundation controls it. 
>> Andrei, Atila, and myself control it only as far as we DLF empowers us to, 
>> which can change. Official parts of the DMD distribution have to be controlled 
>> by the DLF. It's unworkable otherwise.
> If I remember correctly some time ago DMD hasn't been even Boost licensed. Also, 
> DMD uses C libraries at least. I can't see why adding an open-source Boost 
> licensed dependency is unworkable then.

All of DMD, Druntime, and Phobos use Boost, except for Curl and the zip library 
(which we probably shouldn't have added).

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