When will D1 be finished?

Stewart Gordon smjg_1998 at yahoo.com
Tue May 12 11:05:33 PDT 2009

Robert Clipsham wrote:
> Stewart Gordon wrote:
>> (a) having a spec that the public agrees to be complete and consistent
> I think this is probably the most important of your points. Without a 
> complete and consistent spec, there's no possible way to make a correct 
> compiler. All features need to be in there, explaining how they should 
> work in detail. This is a blocker for anyone who wants to write a D 
> compiler currently, they have to go by dmd in some cases rather than the 
> spec.

Exactly what I had been trying to say.

> I guess this is up to Walter. Would D 1.1 just be a milestone for D, or 
> would it need a new spec? Maybe D 1.1 could be a fork of D1 which 
> introduces the breaking changes and finalizes the spec? That way we 
> don't have the issue of breaking D1.0. When it is complete D1.0 could be 
> marked deprecated and D1.1 could take its place. Or of course the 
> changes could take place in D1.0 and gradually introduce the breaking 
> changes, making D1.1 the final result (or maybe just D1.098, however 
> many revisions of the compiler it takes :P).

What would these breaking changes be?

AISI the right time to declare D1.1 is once bug 677 is done and dusted 
and the remaining spec issues (currently there are 43 non-enhancement 
issues with the spec keyword filed against D1 and pre-D1 versions) have 
at least had a go-over.


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