What's the current state of D?
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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