[Bug 93] Template regex example fails without -release switch

Don Clugston dac at nospam.com.au
Tue Apr 11 08:17:18 PDT 2006

d-bugmail at puremagic.com wrote:
> http://d.puremagic.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=93
> godaves at yahoo.com changed:
>            What    |Removed                     |Added
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>            Severity|major                       |blocker
>             Version|0.152                       |0.153
> ------- Comment #2 from godaves at yahoo.com  2006-04-11 09:08 -------
> "Blocker: Blocks development and/or testing work." It's a blocker if you run
> into that bug and want to use Contract Programming during the course of
> development and testing. After all, that's a major part of the langauge. Let
> Walter make the call.

That category list really should be changed, it is completely 
inappropriate for a compiler. Almost every bug affects development and 
testing work in that sense! (And segfaults of the compiler are not as 
bad as incorrect code generation).

The fact that a particular example does not compile with -release is not 
a blocker. I can assure you that contract programming works in general.

Blockers are very rare, one example occurred in an early DMD release 
where almost any program would fail to compile. I doubt that any 
blockers will be discovered that aren't regressions.

(An example of a blocker would be: "dmd can no longer be used with build").

To have any chance of this being fixed, you need to have a go at cutting 
down the error. Walter generally ignores bug reports which are longer 
than 20 lines. I suspect he'll completely ignore the severity.

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