Version 1.0 or Version 2.0?
Frits van Bommel
fvbommel at REMwOVExCAPSs.nl
Thu Jul 5 06:03:01 PDT 2007
Michael Kiermaier wrote:
> I want to program in D, but I am not sure if I should go with Version 1.0 or with Version 2.0.
> What would you recommend?
Depends on what you want. If you want something to work without code
modification 1.0 would be the way to go. For cutting-edge features (see
below) go with 2.0, but be aware that this comes at the cost of possibly
breaking backwards compatibility in newer versions.
> Some more specific questions:
> Is there a list of the language changes from 1.0 to 2.0?
Currently it's mostly stuff to do with final/const/invariant and the
fact that class invariants now need "()" to be added to avoid an
ambiguity caused by this.
For a complete list (and changes in future versions, once they
materialize), compare the changelogs for the 2.0 and 1.0[*] branches
For this purpose, you can probably ignore the "Bugs Fixed" sections and
focus on "New/Changed Features".
[*]: starting at 1.017
> Are there any plans for a 2.0 gdc (the GNU compiler) frontend?
I don't know about this one. It might depend on how much work it'd be,
since keeping up with Walter seems to be a lot of work already with just
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