When will D1 be finished?

Walter Bright newshound1 at digitalmars.com
Tue May 12 09:52:19 PDT 2009

Luís Marques wrote:
> Two years ago, I tried to use a particular construct and DMD incorrectly 
> detected that a statement was not reachable [1]. OK, D1 had been frozen 
> earlier that year, so I thought it would be only a matter of time until 
> the higher priority stuff had been taken care of and someone took care 
> of this issue. That's my experience with stable languages, even if they 
> aren't particularly mainstream (say, Lua).

That would be true if the bug list for D1 was shrinking. But it is not, 
it is growing. A bug's age does not indicate its importance to be fixed.

(The growing number of bugs reflects the increasing usage of D, not that 
it is going unstable. The number of regressions is very small.)

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