Ghosting a language feature

JN 666total at
Tue Sep 22 18:04:19 UTC 2020

On Monday, 21 September 2020 at 09:06:50 UTC, Mathias LANG wrote:
> But still, people complain. And many core contributors, myself 
> included, will heavily weight against breaking change. So why 
> the apparent disconnect ?
> Once again, the person that managed to put it together best was 
> Don Clugston. He mentioned it in his talk @ DConf 2013.

I think a big source of problems when introducing breaking 
changes was that it wasn't really tested on any prominent 
codebases, so the only breakage index was D unit tests. As far as 
I know, DMD is tested against top N dub packages at the moment, 
so before you break something for users you can figure out how 
much of an effort it will be. There is a difference between 
breaking top packages and breaking a single package that only few 
people use.

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