[dmd-beta] 64 bit beta for Linux

Jonathan M Davis jmdavisProg at gmx.com
Sun Feb 6 16:54:40 PST 2011

On Sunday 06 February 2011 16:40:25 Rainer Schuetze wrote:
> Walter Bright wrote:
> > Which patches do you need?
> necessary:
> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4069
> std.xml.Document.pretty saves empty elements with spaces and line breaks
> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4598 std.xml check is too
> restrictive

I would point out that std.xml is likely to get the axe pretty quickly here. The 
consensus seems to be to get rid of it rather than leaving such a poor 
implementation around for people to complain about (check out the thread 
"std.xml should just go" on the D newsgroup). So, at minimum, it's going to be 
deprecated with the next release, and Andrei may even decide to remove it 
entirely (he did ask whether we should "nuke it" and he hasn't made clear 
whether that would involve an intermediate deprecated stage). Fortunately, that 
thread seems to have spurned some discussion on actually, finally creating a 
proper replacement, and it looks like Tomek Sowiński is working on one.

So, I don't know whether std.xml is even going to be in the next release, and it 
is _not_ going to be high priority to fix any of it, even if it's left in as 
deprecated. However, given that you have provided patches for those bugs, if 
std.xml stays in as deprecated, it does seem reasonable that they would be 

- Jonathan M Davis

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