Version number: Are we ready for 1.0?

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Sun Apr 19 01:54:45 PDT 2015

On Friday, 17 April 2015 at 05:19:05 UTC, Kai Nacke wrote:
> - The 2.067 merge gets version 0.99.0 and with the 2.068 move 
> on to 1.0.0.
>   (First version with D code in the frontend!)
> - Just drop 0. Next version is 16.0
> Any opinions or better ideas?

I don't think it matters much except for in a press release. So 
better to stay humble than oversell.

I'd say stay with 0.x until DMD has settled C++ integration and 
fixated the memory model. LDC has some great options for great 
clang integration, so going 1.0 with great C++ integration would 
be a nice marketing possibility (2.x and 16.x is not as 

Just look at all the fuzz around Go and Rust when going 1.0 (yes, 
that is the compiler, but still...)

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