Feedback on Átila's Vision for D

Atila Neves atila.neves at
Fri Oct 18 16:07:43 UTC 2019

On Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 18:18:49 UTC, Jacob Carlborg 
> On 2019-10-16 13:14, Atila Neves wrote:
>> What tooling what you like to see developed that doesn't exist 
>> now?
>> I keep reading online that Go has great tooling, but having 
>> used it I don't know what people mean when they say that. 
>> Likewise, I read that people want D to have great tooling but 
>> I also don't know what they mean then either.
> In general the compiler (DMD) needs to be able to be used as a 
> library to build various tools on top of it. A great start is 
> to have a full working LSP [1] server which uses DMD as a 
> library under the hood. Features supported by LSP include:


I agree and support all of this. I know that dmd as a library 
right now can only be used from dub with `~master`. What is the 
technical reason stopping a version number again?

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