Origins of the D Programming Language

Adam D. Ruppe destructionator at
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 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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