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

9il ilyayaroshenko at
Tue Jul 7 11:13:45 UTC 2020

On Tuesday, 7 July 2020 at 07:49:02 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 7/5/2020 5:46 AM, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
>> On Sunday, 5 July 2020 at 11:07:55 UTC, 9il wrote:
>>> There is no risk for DMD and DFL to depend on a Mir's Boost 
>>> licensed library. If something happens with Mir or Mir change 
>>> the license, DFL will be able to fork the required code at 
>>> any point in the Boost licensed part of git history.
>> Can't speak for Walter or the D foundation here, but I'm not 
>> sure the concern is really about licensing.  It's about 
>> putting in place a required dependency on code where 
>> maintenance decisions are outside the hands of the D 
>> Foundation.
> That's right, it's not about the licensing. It's that the DLF 
> should control the code it distributes.
> Businesses will not want to commit to a balkanized project.
> The proposal is for Mir to become a central required component 
> of DMD and Phobos. This means it needs to become part of the D 
> Language Foundation.

These don't serve my business needs. DLF doesn't serve my 
business needs. DLF blocks the initiatives my business needs. For 
the current state of things being a part of DLF codebase for Mir 
is nonsense.

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