Feedback on Átila's Vision for D

Adam D. Ruppe destructionator at
Fri Oct 18 12:47:51 UTC 2019

On Friday, 18 October 2019 at 12:05:41 UTC, Chris wrote:
> and once Adam said that he uses a very conservative style of D 
> so he never has problems with dmd updates.

I have been kinda avoiding this thread as I don't wanna get 
burned but I wanna tell a funny little story here.

My libraries have a pretty good compatibility record. Yes, 
sometimes I push half-baked stuff and people get warnings or 
whatever, but I tend to fix those fairly quickly so 99% of the 
time you grab my code it is probably going to work on old and new 
compilers alike.

Many of my modules work with D versions going back two years or 
more. I actively test on gcc releases now too, and (in)famously 
avoid third-party library entanglements... again, for the most 

But actually a lot of the stuff from the last year I like a lot. 
And cgi.d now uses static foreach in some optional sections. 
Pretty cool stuff.

The problem is it now doesn't work on old gdc :( And since 
version() requires the innards to parse, I can't even version it 
out. I might mix it in as a string (yikes!) just to maintain that 
cross-compiler compatibility, as often I'd just stick to the old 
feature but this time it is legitimately really useful and not 
easily replaced by an older way.

oh well though.

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