On Thursday, 28 January 2016 at 11:25:08 UTC, Laeeth Isharc wrote:
In theory it's completely irrelevant as to whether is something is in the standard library or can just be imported via dub or a git clone, but in practice that's not the case.


In support of this statement in particular I'd like to point out that there are many environments which, for various reasons of security and policy, often require that any 3rd-party libraries not included as a language's standard be explicitly vetted by teams of very slow-moving people who seem to actively enjoy paperwork. In practice this means that non-standard libraries simply don't get used in those environments. That said, if a library gets popular enough (Boost, parts of Apache), they might manage to get pre-vetted and still used in these situations.

I'm not really offering a good solution to the debate, I just wanted to make a note of this.

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