Origins of the D Programming Language
Adam D. Ruppe
destructionator at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 19:23:18 UTC 2018
On Tuesday, 4 December 2018 at 19:04:35 UTC, jmh530 wrote:
> The timeline does not have when work started on D 2.0 and when
> the first release was or what have you.
D 2.0 started in 1999.
The truth is D has just been constantly evolving from the
beginning. All D1 is was an arbitrary snapshot on the path, which
briefly branched off with just bug fixes (of course, one user's
bug fix is another user's breaking change).
Then, the D language continued evolving the same has it has the
last 8 years, just now that one random snapshot got labeled D1,
the ongoing evolution got rebranded D2, since it would sound
silly is D 0.xxx was considered newer than 1.0.
The officially labeled 2.0 came out in July 2007, six months
after the officially labeled 1.0, but really that is just because
of a brief freeze to focus more on bugs than any real "it's done"
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