On Friday, 16 September 2016 at 20:46:55 UTC, Tourist wrote:
It was decided some time ago that dlang.org would migrate to
ddox. There was even a push by Andrei recently to hammer out some
more of the ddox bugs to keep these plans on track, and he
reported another just today.
Web traffic analysis also recently showed the ddox pages are
significantly more popular than the ddoc pages.
Even Walter this week considered changing the syntax and has said
he changed his mind on Markdown!
And finally, the Phobos doc generation process has used more than
just dmd for a very long time anyway... in fact, it even already
lists latex as an optional dependency!
So it is simply objective fact that we don't have to be able to
build the documentation using dmd, especially not dmd alone.