[dmd-beta] 64 bit beta for Linux

Rainer Schuetze r.sagitario at gmx.de
Sun Feb 6 17:15:15 PST 2011

I've seen the discussion and have no problem moving std.xml into my 
project if it gets the axe until it gets a replacement. I've had enough 
trouble debugging through it (though the worst problems were caused by 
something else, just triggered by std.xml due to 


Jonathan M Davis wrote:
> 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 
> applied.
> - Jonathan M Davis
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