Zach the Mystic reachzachatgooglesmailservice at dot.com
Mon Feb 13 18:44:01 PST 2012

On 2/13/12 1:17 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Agreed. There are two issues I see here in my opinion. First, putting
> some of our manpower in a small subset of D for tiny embedded systems is
> a misplaced investment because it would make a small impact at best.
> Second, coming up with another D-derived brand is a bad marketing move.
> We've been hurt for too long a time by D1/D2. With that in mind, if
> working on D for small embedded systems is what you like, I encourage
> you to go down that path and see what you discover.
> Andrei

Once again, you're correct. I have little to add to this, except to say 
that when I first read the topic I was rather excited, and I read on 
hoping to see a discussion of what exactly would be involved in 
stripping out a chunk of D that it might produce extremely small 
programs. I wonder if my desire to read these threads for educational 
purposes is at odds with their other functions, such as internal debates 
about where the language should be headed.

I don't know what to say about the D1/D2 debacle. It seems like D's 
extraordinary dedication to "getting it right" has had some unfortunate 
side effects. Perhaps it's possible to interpret D's past as a sort of 
"nekyia" on D's way to a more glorious future:


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