What's the current state of D?

Walter Bright newshound1 at digitalmars.com
Fri May 8 10:54:41 PDT 2009

Steve Teale wrote:
> This is the sort of answer that will kill D. The guy comes back after
> 2 years, asks a straight question, and get's told "business as usual,
> we're still arguing among ourselves about what it should be".
> Maybe Tiobe is right! Lots of others may not even bother to ask. They
> just visit the newsgroup, read a page of it, and conclude "same old,
> same old", and go away.
> D should be D, not maybe 1.043, or let's wait a while and see what
> happens with D2. Potential real users hate uncertainty. If they are
> going to commit, then D must do so too.

What bothers me about this sentiment is that every other mainstream 
language undergoes revision, sometimes major ones, but that never seems 
to be an excuse for people to not use it.

For example, C++ is quite in flux with C++0x.

The only languages that are not undergoing revision are dead ones.

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