Laeeth Isharc laeeth at
Mon Jan 6 23:38:25 UTC 2020

On Monday, 6 January 2020 at 21:05:37 UTC, JN wrote:
> On Monday, 6 January 2020 at 19:40:10 UTC, berni44 wrote:
>> b) Should we instead remove some of these? Probably is 
>> here the first candidate. (I put some work in it in the last 
>> few weeks, but it would be fine for me throwing this away.)
>> It's on a gut level - just wondering, what you think about 
>> this.
>> [1]
> IMO all except base64 could be removed. Putting everything into 
> the standard library made a lot of sense in the times before we 
> got a package manager. Nowadays it might be better to simplify 
> the standard library and just have XML, JSON, ZIP, CSV as 
> "blessed" packages.

Dependencies will be our doom.  Whereas if you use something in 
Phobos then you have some confidence it will still build across 
platforms in a couple of years.

It also seems to make sense to work on making 
ultra-reliable before making it necessary to use libraries before 
doing even basic things.

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