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digitalmars.D - K. Inaba's Chart of D's Growth

reply Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
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K. Inaba made this chart for the Tokyo D-BOF that happened a while back. 
  I was kind of waiting to see if one of the organizers would put up all 
the slides somewhere, but seems like maybe no.

So here's the best slide of the whole BOF event in my opinion.
Requires Powerpoint. maybe some kind soul can convert it to a free 
format.  I did the translation work. :-)


It sometimes feels like a long wait between releases (kinda like 
now...), but the numbers don't lie.  It's truly amazing how consistently 
productive Walter has been.

--bb
Apr 21 2008
next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Bill Baxter wrote:
 It sometimes feels like a long wait between releases (kinda like 
 now...),

Not to worry, I was distracted by tax season for a bit, and there's some stuff for a critical customer's requirements that's delaying the release, but it's all leading up to a good update.
Apr 21 2008
next sibling parent reply lurker <lurker lurker.com> writes:
ETA?


Walter Bright Wrote:

 Bill Baxter wrote:
 It sometimes feels like a long wait between releases (kinda like 
 now...),

Not to worry, I was distracted by tax season for a bit, and there's some stuff for a critical customer's requirements that's delaying the release, but it's all leading up to a good update.

Apr 22 2008
parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
lurker wrote:
 ETA?

The QA staff at HQ has been sacked again, so I'm not sure about the ETA.
Apr 22 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Walter Bright" <newshound1 digitalmars.com> wrote in message 
news:fuk2ds$2a9t$1 digitalmars.com...
 Not to worry, I was distracted by tax season for a bit, and there's some 
 stuff for a critical customer's requirements that's delaying the release, 
 but it's all leading up to a good update.

Completely out of curiosity, what *do* you do? Are you a consultant? I just always have this idea that you're just some independently wealthy mad scientist who makes languages in his free time but that's probably completely off-base <g>
Apr 22 2008
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
 Completely out of curiosity, what *do* you do?  Are you a consultant?

I do what people are willing to pay me to do!
Apr 22 2008
parent BCS <BCS pathlink.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
 
 Completely out of curiosity, what *do* you do?  Are you a consultant?

I do what people are willing to pay me to do!

Hm, with that description I guess you could say: "code mercenary" == "consultant" <G>
Apr 22 2008
prev sibling parent Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 Bill Baxter wrote:
 It sometimes feels like a long wait between releases (kinda like now...),

Not to worry, I was distracted by tax season for a bit, and there's some stuff for a critical customer's requirements that's delaying the release, but it's all leading up to a good update.

I didn't mean to complain. In fact, since I'm tied to D1 by Tango & DWT, and since D1 is basically frozen, new releases won't really do much for me in the short term. --bb
Apr 22 2008
prev sibling parent reply Robert Fraser <fraserofthenight gmail.com> writes:
Bill Baxter wrote:
 K. Inaba made this chart for the Tokyo D-BOF that happened a while back. 
  I was kind of waiting to see if one of the organizers would put up all 
 the slides somewhere, but seems like maybe no.
 
 So here's the best slide of the whole BOF event in my opinion.
 Requires Powerpoint. maybe some kind soul can convert it to a free 
 format.  I did the translation work. :-)
 
 It sometimes feels like a long wait between releases (kinda like 
 now...), but the numbers don't lie.  It's truly amazing how consistently 
 productive Walter has been.
 
 --bb

Sorry to ask, but what are the units? There's a lot of growth, but what's growing?
Apr 22 2008
parent Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Robert Fraser wrote:
 Bill Baxter wrote:
 K. Inaba made this chart for the Tokyo D-BOF that happened a while 
 back.  I was kind of waiting to see if one of the organizers would put 
 up all the slides somewhere, but seems like maybe no.

 So here's the best slide of the whole BOF event in my opinion.
 Requires Powerpoint. maybe some kind soul can convert it to a free 
 format.  I did the translation work. :-)

 It sometimes feels like a long wait between releases (kinda like 
 now...), but the numbers don't lie.  It's truly amazing how 
 consistently productive Walter has been.

 --bb

Sorry to ask, but what are the units? There's a lot of growth, but what's growing?

Good question! "Growth" was probably the wrong word. I should have said "D's Evolution". The x axis is obviously time, which you probably guessed. I think the y axis may be "#of releases times 0.001". So the 0.05 line would then represent the 50th public release version of D. Anyway it looks for the most part like each marker is a fixed y delta from the previous one. So the y-axis is probably "#of release times [some constant]" There is one place in the middle that looks to be more than 1 step above the previous point, but that may just be a data entry error. Or maybe there was a release in there that was pulled because it was too buggy? And then I think D2 is just offset downward by a bit so as to be visible. I'm pretty sure the data was taken directly from the change logs on digitalmars.com. --bb
Apr 22 2008