What's the current state of D?

Ameer Armaly ameer.armaly at furman.edu
Mon May 11 14:55:53 PDT 2009

"Walter Bright" <newshound1 at digitalmars.com> wrote in message 
news:gua3u3$19c1$2 at digitalmars.com...
> 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.
Really? I was under the impression that Tango will be ported to D2 to 
continue the battle of standard libs but if I'm mistaken, then it's a lot 
better than I originally figured. 

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