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.