Origins of the D Programming Language

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at
Tue Dec 4 20:56:43 UTC 2018

On 12/4/18 3:43 PM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
> On 12/4/18 2:58 PM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
>> Not using version control was a very unwise thing to do, though I do
>> sympathise that back in the day, there weren't many good version control
>> systems out there, plus the awareness of the benefits of version control
>> wasn't that widespread.
> I think it was just that the sole (or few?) maintainer didn't need to 
> have it to get stuff done.
> Just for fun I went back and looked, shows 0.50 as the first 
> first put into (at least public) source control: 
> Of course, that's just the front end. Phobos may have had earlier 
> history as I think it was more of a distributed effort.

Hm... looks like that source tree is reconstructed, as it seems 0.50 was 
released in 2002!$4q6$

So there actually is history before 2009 available publicly.

It's then probably possible to find the point at which D2 was forked, 
but I'm not about to dig that much :)


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