Future of D 2.x as stable/bug fix, and what's next for D 3.x

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Mon Aug 31 20:57:02 UTC 2020

On Monday, 31 August 2020 at 19:33:45 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 07:11:40PM +0000, IGotD- via 
> Digitalmars-d wrote:
>> On Monday, 31 August 2020 at 16:34:00 UTC, Paul Backus wrote:
> IOW, it's what Andrei has been repeating about adding rather 
> than changing. Add new versions of the language in the same 
> compiler, instead of changing the meaning of the current 
> version of the language.

Could you use a compatibility layer? Say you have a module that 
is pre safe by default, you could have a component that annotates 
it so it's safety is explicit and then it can be passed to the 
new safe by default compiler.

Like the error with ints being truncated on assignment (cant 
remember what the proper name for it was), you could have a 
component that just inserts casts where needed, and then it could 
be passed to the newer compiler.

You wouldn't even need compiler versioning, the module could just 
declare the specific feature it's not updated to yet, and that 
would cause it to be run through the compatibility process.. Eg..


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