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reply Kublai Kahn <Kublai_member pathlink.com> writes:
Will there ever be an ISO or ANSI version of D?
There are two views of language standardization.
One that it is a good thing and one that it is bad.
Perl will never be standardized as ISO/ANSI Perl.
Is it better to have a nonstandardized version where
a group defines the language or a committee as in Cobol?
Feb 18 2003
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"Kublai Kahn" <Kublai_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 Will there ever be an ISO or ANSI version of D?

Yes, if D gets popular enough.
Feb 18 2003
parent reply Kublai Kahn <Kublai_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <b2u0c1$mlr$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...
"Kublai Kahn" <Kublai_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 Will there ever be an ISO or ANSI version of D?

Yes, if D gets popular enough.

But wouldn't that be giving up some language control?
Feb 18 2003
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
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 In article <b2u0c1$mlr$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...
"Kublai Kahn" <Kublai_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 Will there ever be an ISO or ANSI version of D?



There does come a time for that.
Feb 18 2003
parent reply Ilya Minkov <midiclub 8ung.at> writes:
I guess someday the language would get out of control by itself, 
provided it's popular enough. Then ANSIfication would be the way to go.

Walter wrote:
 "Kublai Kahn" <Kublai_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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In article <b2u0c1$mlr$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...

"Kublai Kahn" <Kublai_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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Will there ever be an ISO or ANSI version of D?

Yes, if D gets popular enough.

But wouldn't that be giving up some language control?

There does come a time for that.

Feb 20 2003
parent Kublai Kahn <Kublai_member pathlink.com> writes:
Look at what a big job Perl 6 is turning into.  They figured it would take a few
weeks or months.  It is almost out of control.
It will be 2 to 3 years before Perl 6 is released.  Larry
Wall has a lot of design decisions to make about regular expressions
and syntax and a new Perl "given" switch statement.  Perl 5 was already a big
language with a lot of different features and several ways of doing things.
These include built in regular expression, hashes, arrays and objects.  

The language design for Perl 6 was separated from the Parrot Virtual Machine to
simplify development.  Larry Wall can devote his time to flushing out the
details of Perl 6 instead of having to partition his time between development
and programming.  The Perl 5 parser is extremely complicated and difficult to
extend so a new virtual machine Parrot is being written to replace it.  Perl has
always tried to be a maximal feature language. 


In article <b33p5b$5iu$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Ilya Minkov says...
I guess someday the language would get out of control by itself, 
provided it's popular enough. Then ANSIfication would be the way to go.

Walter wrote:
 "Kublai Kahn" <Kublai_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
 news:b2ufn4$15ue$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 
In article <b2u0c1$mlr$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...

"Kublai Kahn" <Kublai_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:b2tsrj$jd0$1 digitaldaemon.com...

Will there ever be an ISO or ANSI version of D?

Yes, if D gets popular enough.

But wouldn't that be giving up some language control?

There does come a time for that.


Feb 20 2003