On Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:01:18 -0400, Vladimir Panteleev
It is my great pleasure to announce a new feature addition to the tool
Digger's goal is to be able to build D versions from any point in D's
history. As it has already conquered the present (building D from git
master) and past (building D from any git commit), only one final
frontier remained: the future!
Although this might sound like an impossible feat which would violate
causality, recent advancements in D-wave quantum tunnelling have made
this possible and safe (mostly), and I've put together a simple
I've tried it out, and it works on my machine. However, due to there
being an infinite number of possible eventualities, user input is
required: whereas before only a timestamp or version number sufficed, to
utilise this feature the user must select the desired features that
their future D version must have, and Digger shall locate a timeline
where D has the selected features, and tunnel it across, onto the user's
Here is what the user interface looks like (fragment):
Note that due to technical reasons, Digger can only lock on to timelines
with additions proposed at the moment of tunnelling. Nevertheless, these
are exciting times! With this prescient capability, we can find
regressions before they end up in D, or predict proposal conflicts
before they materialise!
If you'd like to give it a spin, the source repository is here:
Pre-built Windows binaries are also available:
Launch digger-web to access the user interface!
Further improvements can be expected in the near future, and feedback is
welcome as always. Dig safely!
Downloaded it now. I love the to-be-announced D-go compatibility layer. It
makes my hybrid projects so much easier to write!
I've already found 2 progressions, I'll file those today.