On Thursday, 12 June 2014 at 17:52:59 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
On 6/12/14, 10:40 AM, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
On 6/10/2014 12:35 PM, justme wrote:
On Wednesday, 4 June 2014 at 06:13:39 UTC, Andrei
Of possible interest.
IMHO, the coolest thing was when Rob Pike told about the tool
for automatically upgrading user source code to their next
That should be quite easy to implement now in D, and once
give much needed room for breaking changes we feel should be
seemed to be extremely satisfied they did it.
Personally, I wouldn't be comfortable trusting such a tool.
find that upgrading a codebase to a newer language version is
one of the
most trivial tasks I ever face in software development - even
It's a cute trick, but not a worthwhile use of development
I very much think the opposite, drawing from many years of
hacking into large codebases. I'm completely with Rob here. On
a large codebase, even the slightest manual or semi-manual
change is painstaking to plan and execute, and almost always
suffers of human errors.
I got convinced a dfix tool would be a strategic component of
D's offering going forward.
I thought the same. I was considering writing it, actually.
Imagine how having the tool would have influenced the "final by
default" discussion. Amongst others, of course.