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digitalmars.D - What will happen after D2?

reply Lutger <lutger.blijdestijn gmail.com> writes:
Has it been planned how D will proceed after D2 is finalized?

I'm curious to know whether the D designers intent to develop new features 
in a backwards-compatible manner (if possible) or that there will be a third 
branch. This is assuming that the language will not be considered finished 
of course when D2 final arrives...
Jul 14 2009
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Lutger wrote:
 Has it been planned how D will proceed after D2 is finalized?
 
 I'm curious to know whether the D designers intent to develop new features 
 in a backwards-compatible manner (if possible) or that there will be a third 
 branch. This is assuming that the language will not be considered finished 
 of course when D2 final arrives...
 

Any languages that are "finished" are dead languages. Living ones must evolve and adapt to new ideas and new technology. Nevertheless, I expect the rate of change to slow down after D2 is released.
Jul 14 2009
parent bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Walter Bright Wrote:
 Nevertheless, I expect the rate of change to slow down after D2 is released.

Seeing the ideas they want to add to C#4.5, I think its rate of change isn't that much low still :-) My humble opinion is that D2beta is too much early to reduce its rate of change a lot :-) Bye, bearophile
Jul 14 2009