Origins of the D Programming Language

Walter Bright newshound2 at
Sat Dec 1 00:10:49 UTC 2018

On 11/30/2018 3:55 PM, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
>> Github is such an indispensable tool.
> Lemme slightly correct you here: it is git that tracks this stuff and 
> distributes the history to several third parties who can corroborate you.
> Github, of course, helps coordinate with those other people, and their brand 
> name surely helps in recognition, but I don't wanna give it too much credit 
> because I do think it is important that we remember that it can be replaced... 
> and probably will replace them someday. (They would have recently gone under if 
> not bailed out by Microsoft!) Specific companies come and go, but the underlying 
> methodology outlives that.

I mentioned Github instead of just git because being a third party I think it 
would be very difficult to fake a Github provenance, while a git repository 
stored on your own disk would be fake-able.

As for switching to another repository, we imported to Github the data from the 
public repository we used at the time, and that would be done again were there a 
better replacement for Github. So I'm not concerned about it.

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