On Fri, 2018-03-02 at 02:35 +0000, Meta via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > […] > D1 -> D2 nearly killed D (can't remember which, but it was either > Walter or Andrei that have said this on multiple occasions). A D2 > -> D3 transition might generate a lot of publicity if done very > carefully, but more than likely it would just put the nails in > the coffin for good and destroy all the momentum D has built up > over the past 3 years (I feel like 2015 was a big turning point > where D finally got back on peoples' radars).
And Java 5 nearly killed Java, as did Java 8 and Java 9. OK so there was more internecine warfare in the D1 → D2 thing, but hopefully the D2 → D3 think will not only happen, it will happen relatively soon. Dx → Dy is the time for important breaking changes. There appear to be an increasing number of things annoying people about D2, ergo the pressure for D3 is building. NOT evolving from D2 to D3 is what will definitely kill D. -- Russel. ========================================== Dr Russel Winder t: +44 20 7585 2200 41 Buckmaster Road m: +44 7770 465 077 London SW11 1EN, UK w: www.russel.org.uk
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