[dmd-beta] Time for a new beta?

Brad Roberts braddr at puremagic.com
Fri Sep 2 12:00:05 PDT 2011

On Fri, 2 Sep 2011, Dmitry Olshansky wrote:

> I'm generally concerned with our ctor/postblit/dtor situation.
> If it's not fixed this release, mere mortals won't see foolproof RAII for
> another two months.
> I'm speaking of a bunch of quite similar stuff:
> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=6199
> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5737
> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=6499
> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=6581
> They are likely the reason for RefCounted in Phobos malfunctioning:
> http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=6437
> -- 
> Dmitry Olshansky

While I agree that fixing more bugs would be good, I also know that there 
will always be more bugs to fix in some area that's critical for someone.  
There's a large number of fixes that are already committed and ready to be 
released and having those out in an official release is also of high 
value.  It's all a bunch of tradeoffs and I think the every 4ish week 
cycle works pretty well.

Also, I'm not trying to single out this particular reply or set of bugs, 
just needed a post to reply to.  The comment applies to several in this 
thread.  Bugs which don't alraedy have fixes in hand are less likely to 
make it into the next release unless they're regressions introduced in 
this release cycle or have a fix already written and tested.

Make sense?


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