What's the current state of D?

Walter Bright newshound1 at digitalmars.com
Mon May 11 14:05:10 PDT 2009

Ameer Armaly wrote:
> Yes. This is the showstopper for me and what caused me to quietly walk away 
> from D to begin with. In my opinion the fact that having two runtimes is not 
> only tolerable but acceptable as normal has and will continue to hurt D1. We 
> have Phobos, the "official" runtime and then we have Tango, the "community" 
> runtime. Moreover having two runtimes casts doubt on the state of D as a 
> whole; if we can't even decide on a uniform runtime then people will wonder 
> what other unknown traps of incompleteness are in store. The fact that 
> nobody bothered to work all this out makes perfect sense- it's a lot more 
> fun to be hashing out new features- but if we intend to gain some semblance 
> of mainstream respect then it will be much easier with a single robust 
> runtime.

It has been bashed out for D2. Doing such changes to D1 will break 
everyone's D1 code, which destroys its mission of being stable.

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