What's the current state of D?

Brad Roberts braddr at puremagic.com
Sun May 10 10:12:23 PDT 2009

Leandro Lucarella wrote:

> How many people is using that? How bad would it be to call the next
> version of DMD that include the Tango/Druntime runtime D 1.100 or
> something (is really hard to pick right version numbers under the version
> scheme you use[*]) to make clear there is compatibility break in that
> version?
> [*] I really wonder how would you call D2 when it's stable. You will just
>     say D 2.134 is D2 final/stable? I think this is another problem with
>     D, version naming is really confusing and lame. You can't know
>     anything from a D version number. And DMD compiler and D specs are too
>     much coupled. It would be nice to have separate version numbers if you
>     really want to encourage some kind of D standard and compiler vendors
>     to start making D compilers.

For what it's worth, there's at least one other major product that follows a
similar versioning scheme.. mysql.


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