On Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 14:20:54 UTC, bearophile wrote:

Speaking about that, why DMD's source files are written in C++ but bear extension .c?

You seem to appreciate for yourselves a freedom that he denies to others.

Thank you for bringing that good example. Forbidding arbitrary extensions for D code, and enforcing a common standard name helps avoid mistakes like those ".c" extensions in the C++ sources, that numerous persons keep criticizing. The advantages of a standard suffix for D code are way larger than the disadvantages.

A computer doesn't mind if its programs are put to purposes that don't
match their names. -- D. Knuth

Well, then God created humans...

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