D1 to be discontinued on December 31, 2012

Jacob Carlborg doob at me.com
Wed Dec 14 01:06:34 PST 2011

On 2011-12-14 09:03, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 12/13/2011 11:27 PM, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
>> On 2011-12-13 21:47, torhu wrote:
>>> I'm still using DMD 1.061, since there are very few remaining serious
>>> compiler bugs. The compiler has gotten pretty good, so the incentive to
>>> upgrade is not very strong. And I rarely need to ask questions about D1,
>>> since I've been using it for 5 years now.
>> It's the same for me. But when I do ask questions everyone is
>> surprised that I
>> use D1.
> Well, since torhu is using 1.061 and appears to be happy with it, it
> doesn't look like he needs continuing support.

I would probably get by without support. But there are a few features I 
would really like before the development on D1 ends. I'm thinking 
particular on dynamic libraries.

The latest release was a great release which brought 64bit support to 
Mac OS X and new CTFE features. I wouldn't won't to miss that because 
I'm using D1. It seems CTFE is still not completely finished and I think 
it's sad that every feature in D1 won't be implemented.

> Also, D1 isn't going to vanish in a puff of smoke. It'll still be there
> on github and on the web site.

I know that.

/Jacob Carlborg

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