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reply DBloke <DBloke nowhere.org> writes:
Walter have you done a deal with the Devil :)

Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next generation 
Programming Language after it.

Check out the link below.

http://redmondmag.com/news/article.asp?editorialsid=9514

In case anyone is wondering why I would be reading this in the first 
place, I was tipped off a few days ago by a colleague who asked me if 
Walter had sold D to Microsoft, but I could not find this story until now.

Is D protected in some way against this?

DBloke
Feb 10 2008
next sibling parent BCS <ao pathlink.com> writes:
Reply to DBloke,

 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next generation
 Programming Language after it.
 

 Is D protected in some way against this?
 
 DBloke
 

INAL but, I don't think you can TM a single letter. "D programming language" OTOH...
Feb 10 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
DBloke wrote:
 Walter have you done a deal with the Devil :)
 
 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next generation 
 Programming Language after it.

I had no idea Microsoft was doing this. So far, I have been unable to find out the name of the manager of it so I can contact him.
Feb 10 2008
next sibling parent reply BCS <BCS pathlink.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:

 DBloke wrote:
 Walter have you done a deal with the Devil :)
 
 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next generation
 Programming Language after it.

I had no idea Microsoft was doing this. So far, I have been unable to find out the name of the manager of it so I can contact him.

I know a guy who knows people who might known who? want me to ask?
Feb 10 2008
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
BCS wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 
 DBloke wrote:
 Walter have you done a deal with the Devil :)

 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next generation
 Programming Language after it.

find out the name of the manager of it so I can contact him.

I know a guy who knows people who might known who? want me to ask?

I have some inquiries going on there at the moment, I should let them have a chance first.
Feb 11 2008
parent BCS <ao pathlink.com> writes:
Reply to Walter,

 BCS wrote:
 
 Walter Bright wrote:
 
 DBloke wrote:
 
 Walter have you done a deal with the Devil :)
 
 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next
 generation Programming Language after it.
 

to find out the name of the manager of it so I can contact him.


have a chance first.

OK, my offer stand though.
Feb 11 2008
prev sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 DBloke wrote:
 Walter have you done a deal with the Devil :)

 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next generation 
 Programming Language after it.

I had no idea Microsoft was doing this. So far, I have been unable to find out the name of the manager of it so I can contact him.

Today I talked with some Microsoft insiders, and they assured me that there would be no forthcoming official product from Microsoft named "D".
Feb 12 2008
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 DBloke wrote:
 Walter have you done a deal with the Devil :)
 
 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next
 generation Programming Language after it.

I had no idea Microsoft was doing this. So far, I have been unable to find out the name of the manager of it so I can contact him.

Today I talked with some Microsoft insiders, and they assured me that there would be no forthcoming official product from Microsoft named "D".

Here's the official Microsoft position: "For any existing work on languages currently under development, we have no plans to use the name 'D' as a final product brand." -- Microsoft And that closes the matter.
Feb 12 2008
next sibling parent Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 DBloke wrote:
 Walter have you done a deal with the Devil :)

 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next
 generation Programming Language after it.

I had no idea Microsoft was doing this. So far, I have been unable to find out the name of the manager of it so I can contact him.

Today I talked with some Microsoft insiders, and they assured me that there would be no forthcoming official product from Microsoft named "D".

Here's the official Microsoft position: "For any existing work on languages currently under development, we have no plans to use the name 'D' as a final product brand." -- Microsoft And that closes the matter.

Ha ha. Does this ring any bells? from "OS/2 Programmer's Guide" (forward by Bill Gates): "I believe OS/2 is destined to be the most important operating system, and possibly program, of all time. As the successor to DOS, which has over 10,000,000 systems in use, it creates incredible opportunities for everyone involved with PCs." (source-- http://www.danielsen.com/jokes/BillGatesquotes.txt) --bb
Feb 12 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent sambeau <sambeau-nospam mac.com> writes:
Walter Bright Wrote:

 Here's the official Microsoft position:
 
 "For any existing work on languages currently under development, we have
 no plans to use the name 'D' as a final product brand." -- Microsoft
 
 And that closes the matter.

And, with that, I look forward to the imminent release of D# ... ;-)
Feb 13 2008
prev sibling parent DBloke <DBloke nowhere.org> writes:
 Today I talked with some Microsoft insiders, and they assured me that
  there would be no forthcoming official product from Microsoft named
 "D".

Here's the official Microsoft position: "For any existing work on languages currently under development, we have no plans to use the name 'D' as a final product brand." -- Microsoft And that closes the matter.

That is reassuring to know :) isn't it?? Thanks Walter for putting my mind to rest, I will be able to sleep easier tonight knowing that Microsoft have no intention of capitalising on D in the future ;) D++# anybody ;)
Feb 13 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Jesse Phillips <jessekphillips gmail.com> writes:
On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 21:22:10 +0000, DBloke wrote:

 Walter have you done a deal with the Devil :)
 
 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next generation
 Programming Language after it.
 
 Check out the link below.
 
 http://redmondmag.com/news/article.asp?editorialsid=9514
 
 In case anyone is wondering why I would be reading this in the first
 place, I was tipped off a few days ago by a colleague who asked me if
 Walter had sold D to Microsoft, but I could not find this story until
 now.
 
 Is D protected in some way against this?
 
 DBloke

There was also this post which has more details about the language. http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1159
Feb 10 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Manfred Nowak <svv1999 hotmail.com> writes:
DBloke wrote

 
 Microsoft Liked D so much they decided to name their next
 generation Programming Language after it.

Because D seems to stand for "Declarative", there seems to be some sense in abondoning Cosmos, an OS so basic, that AFAICS every singleton can be bound to an OS instance. "With Cosmos you can develop a custom build that performs exactly and only what you need. Need DNS? Make a custom Cosmos build with only the necessary pieces. Then another for SMTP, another for a local database, another for routing, another for SMTP, and so on. With Cosmos you can easily deploy several dozens of virtual machines." [cited from: http://gocosmos.org/, 2/11/08] -manfred
Feb 11 2008
prev sibling parent J Duncan <jtd514_ ameritech.net> writes:
"D" is a project codeword - not a product name
Feb 13 2008