Lack of open source shown as negative part of D on Dr. Dobbs
Wed May 9 17:52:05 PDT 2012
On Thursday, 10 May 2012 at 00:28:43 UTC, Brad Roberts wrote:
> On Thu, 10 May 2012, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
>> On 10/05/12 01:43, Brad Roberts wrote:
>> > If you're using ldc or gdc, you should develop agains the
>> > gdc/ldc provided
>> > druntime and phobos too.
>> No, that's a recipe for fragmentation. Phobos should be
>> developed in consort
>> with the DMD frontend. The problem is that DMD frontend
>> updates take time to
>> percolate across to GDC/LDC.
> You're reading something other than what I said. Develop
> against doesn't
> imply leave it forked.
But it implies additional maintenance: merge the upstream
druntime/phobos, make sure your custom patches (if any) still
works, delay in security and bug fix, additional support for the
community if the version shipped with GDC and/or is too old.
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