On Wednesday, 27 August 2014 at 06:50:19 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
On 8/26/2014 5:32 PM, Mike wrote:
Moving it back in an endless search for taxonomical perfection
Well, keeping things in limbo for such many years (@property, anyone?) is not going to help neither.
I agree it is a fine balance between changing for better consistency and conserve for compatibility.
Still, some changes are small and would solve problems for the many years to come. I still cannot forget that decision to keep the flawed std.uni name instead of a std.unicode name. It wasn't even costly. But, well...
And one day from now you will write "The paradox is that at one moment we decided to keep the std.uni name because of taxonomical compatibility etc. etc. etc."