When will D1 be finished?
luismarques at gmail.com
Mon May 11 09:48:28 PDT 2009
Stewart Gordon wrote:
> All this D2 work seems to have detracted from the task of finishing off D1.
As someone who as tried to use D in non-hobby projects, I want to add
that I reasonably agree with the sentiment.
When D1 was declared finished I thought it meant it would progress to a
stable state, with nearly all non-minor problems fixed and a large set
of companion libraries. I'm afraid I don't see that happening at an
My feeling is that D1 is being finished at a best-effort rate, with D2
taking much of the time. That leaves D1 as still being a somewhat risky,
unpractical proposition for many "real-world" project (and D2 as the
admittedly moving-target). This will always be true for a non-mainstream
language, but it doesn't have to be to this extent. Good strides have
been made with Learn to Tango with D, the Mac and BSD port, etc. But,
for me, it would be more important to make sure that what currently
exists is production-ready.
I guess that's the point. Who currently thinks that D1 is
production-ready, or is consistently getting there, and how long till it
Best luck for the trip!
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