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reply Jack Applegame <japplegame gmail.com> writes:
Dear developers. I need help fixing issue #17257 
(https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17257) and related bug 
(https://forum.dlang.org/post/zpxzbctiijfhjujszvgl forum.dlang.org).

I can't fix it myself, because know almost nothing about the 
internals of the compiler. But I'm willing to pay for this work. 
PayPal, Bountysource, donation, all that you want.
Mar 15
next sibling parent Stefan Koch <uplink.coder googlemail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 07:37:53 UTC, Jack Applegame wrote:
 Dear developers. I need help fixing issue #17257 
 (https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17257) and related 
 bug 
 (https://forum.dlang.org/post/zpxzbctiijfhjujszvgl forum.dlang.org).

 I can't fix it myself, because know almost nothing about the 
 internals of the compiler. But I'm willing to pay for this 
 work. PayPal, Bountysource, donation, all that you want.
I am going to take a look at this issue, later today.
Mar 15
prev sibling next sibling parent reply David Nadlinger <code klickverbot.at> writes:
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 07:37:53 UTC, Jack Applegame wrote:
 Dear developers. I need help fixing issue #17257 
 (https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17257) and related 
 bug 
 (https://forum.dlang.org/post/zpxzbctiijfhjujszvgl forum.dlang.org).
This is a forum for announcements of general interest. Please take that into consideration before posting here. Thanks. — David
Mar 15
parent reply Jack Applegame <japplegame gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 08:52:03 UTC, David Nadlinger 
wrote:
 This is a forum for announcements of general interest. Please 
 take that into consideration before posting here. Thanks. — 
 David
I think that fixing such bugs is quite general interest. I'm not asking to do enhancement required solely to me. I'm asking to fix a bug, very bad bug.
Mar 15
next sibling parent reply Daniel =?UTF-8?B?S296w6Fr?= via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
V Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:19:17 +0000
Jack Applegame via Digitalmars-d-announce
<digitalmars-d-announce puremagic.com> napsáno:

 On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 08:52:03 UTC, David Nadlinger 
 wrote:
 This is a forum for announcements of general interest. Please 
 take that into consideration before posting here. Thanks. — 
 David  
I think that fixing such bugs is quite general interest. I'm not asking to do enhancement required solely to me. I'm asking to fix a bug, very bad bug.
Yes, but you should put this to general forum, not to announcement
Mar 15
parent Jack Applegame <japplegame gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 09:27:26 UTC, Daniel Kozák wrote:
 Yes, but you should put this to general forum, not to 
 announcement
I tried. Everyone is talking about problems with memory management, but nobody cares about bugs in such fundamental things as the destructors. Apparently it's more important to discuss advertising on Quora.
Mar 15
prev sibling parent reply David Nadlinger <code klickverbot.at> writes:
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 09:19:17 UTC, Jack Applegame wrote:
 I think that fixing such bugs is quite general interest. I'm 
 not asking to do enhancement required solely to me. I'm asking 
 to fix a bug, very bad bug.
The reason why your post is not appropriate here is in the name of the forum: "announce". Many D users follow this list – and in part indeed via email – to keep up with interesting news, developments, and events in the wider community. If the volume becomes too high, the forum loses its reason to exist, and we could just merge it into the general forum entirely. If you are having trouble figuring out what to post here, a great way to start is to ask yourself: "What would happen if every D user posted <their xyz> here?" What would happen if every D user posted about the initial release of their smaller project/a fresh release of their well-known project here? Great, that will keep people up to speed with what's happening in the community. What would happen if everybody posted about bugs they find and want fixed here? Not so much. There are many more severe issues discovered frequently, yet you don't read about them here – because the bug tracker is the place to report them. Of course, in this case, you might want to inform compiler developers that you can offer a bounty for timely fixes. But the appropriate place to do so is the DMD development list, or maybe – if you think that the wider D audience might be able to help – the general dm.D forum. It goes without saying that respecting the rules and workings of a community you want help from will drastically increase the chances of actually receiving it. — David
Mar 15
parent reply rikki cattermole <rikki cattermole.co.nz> writes:
Oh relax, its a freelance job advertisement as well (payment for bug to 
be fixed). If that wasn't there then yeah not appropriate. But its 
there, so I say it was a good place :)
Mar 15
next sibling parent Jack Applegame <japplegame gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 10:04:50 UTC, rikki cattermole 
wrote:
 Oh relax, its a freelance job advertisement as well (payment 
 for bug to be fixed). If that wasn't there then yeah not 
 appropriate. But its there, so I say it was a good place :)
Exactly. And besides, it is actually a donation to the D language. ;)
Mar 15
prev sibling parent reply Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 23:04:50 rikki cattermole via Digitalmars-d-
announce wrote:
 Oh relax, its a freelance job advertisement as well (payment for bug to
 be fixed). If that wasn't there then yeah not appropriate. But its
 there, so I say it was a good place :)
I'm inclined to agree with David on this one, but I really don't want to argue about it. Just remember that this newsgroup is intended for announcements that the wider D community would be interested in and that communication here should be kept to a minimum. This is precisely the list that folks sign up for when they want to hear about the big stuff but don't want to deal with any of the chatter. And anyone posting here should keep that in mind. - Jonathan M Davis
Mar 15
parent reply Jack Applegame <japplegame gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 11:09:10 UTC, Jonathan M Davis 
wrote:
 I'm inclined to agree with David on this one, but I really 
 don't want to argue about it. Just remember that this newsgroup 
 is intended for announcements that the wider D community would 
 be interested in and that communication here should be kept to 
 a minimum. This is precisely the list that folks sign up for 
 when they want to hear about the big stuff but don't want to 
 deal with any of the chatter. And anyone posting here should 
 keep that in mind.

 - Jonathan M Davis
Is https://forum.dlang.org/group/dmd right place for such requests?
Mar 15
parent reply Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:24:14 Jack Applegame via Digitalmars-d-
announce wrote:
 On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 11:09:10 UTC, Jonathan M Davis

 wrote:
 I'm inclined to agree with David on this one, but I really
 don't want to argue about it. Just remember that this newsgroup
 is intended for announcements that the wider D community would
 be interested in and that communication here should be kept to
 a minimum. This is precisely the list that folks sign up for
 when they want to hear about the big stuff but don't want to
 deal with any of the chatter. And anyone posting here should
 keep that in mind.
Is https://forum.dlang.org/group/dmd right place for such requests?
Yes, though I'd generally try in the main newsgroup first. Regardless, the biggest thing is to make sure that it's in bugzilla. That often is not sufficient, but without that, the bug is in serious risk of being forgotten, and whenever anyone brings up a bug and complains that it isn't fix and hasn't put it in bugzilla, Walter basically tells them that it doesn't exist until it's in bugzilla, because if it isn't reported, then he and the rest of the compiler devs aren't going to know about it. But the reality of the matter is that getting ahold of anyone in particular in the newsgroups can be hit or miss, and the number of compiler devs isn't huge. So, sometimes, you have to bring something up multiple times for it be seen by the right people. And unfortunately, the nature of newsgroup/forum/mailing list discussions is often essentially bikeshedding in that the topics that need real attention often get relatively little attention, because they're hard and/or not many people know enough to get involved, whereas topics that don't take much expertise and easy to have an opinion on get a lot of attention. So, solitary posts on important topics sometimes get missed. - Jonathan M Davis
Mar 16
parent Jack Applegame <japplegame gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 16 March 2017 at 07:54:48 UTC, Jonathan M Davis 
wrote:
 Yes, though I'd generally try in the main newsgroup first. 
 Regardless, the biggest thing is to make sure that it's in 
 bugzilla. That often is not sufficient, but without that, the 
 bug is in serious risk of being forgotten, and whenever anyone 
 brings up a bug and complains that it isn't fix and hasn't put 
 it in bugzilla, Walter basically tells them that it doesn't 
 exist until it's in bugzilla, because if it isn't reported, 
 then he and the rest of the compiler devs aren't going to know 
 about it.

 But the reality of the matter is that getting ahold of anyone 
 in particular in the newsgroups can be hit or miss, and the 
 number of compiler devs isn't huge. So, sometimes, you have to 
 bring something up multiple times for it be seen by the right 
 people. And unfortunately, the nature of 
 newsgroup/forum/mailing list discussions is often essentially 
 bikeshedding in that the topics that need real attention often 
 get relatively little attention, because they're hard and/or 
 not many people know enough to get involved, whereas topics 
 that don't take much expertise and easy to have an opinion on 
 get a lot of attention. So, solitary posts on important topics 
 sometimes get missed.

 - Jonathan M Davis
Ok. I'll consider. Thanks.
Mar 16
prev sibling parent reply Daniel =?UTF-8?B?S296w6Fr?= via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
V Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:37:53 +0000
Jack Applegame via Digitalmars-d-announce
<digitalmars-d-announce puremagic.com> napsáno:

 Dear developers. I need help fixing issue #17257 
 (https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17257) and related bug 
 (https://forum.dlang.org/post/zpxzbctiijfhjujszvgl forum.dlang.org).
 
 I can't fix it myself, because know almost nothing about the 
 internals of the compiler. But I'm willing to pay for this work. 
 PayPal, Bountysource, donation, all that you want.
 
 
problem is with this line: https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1014 It run semantic before alias is add https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1131
Mar 15
parent reply Jack Applegame <japplegame gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 11:46:26 UTC, Daniel Kozák wrote:
 problem is with this line: 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1014

 It run semantic before alias is add 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1131
Great! But I have no idea what to do next. Could you write pull request, please? Is $100 enough for that?
Mar 15
next sibling parent Daniel =?UTF-8?B?S296w6Fr?= via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
V Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:25:04 +0000
Jack Applegame via Digitalmars-d-announce
<digitalmars-d-announce puremagic.com> napsáno:

 On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 11:46:26 UTC, Daniel Kozák wrote:
 problem is with this line: 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1014

 It run semantic before alias is add 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1131  
Great! But I have no idea what to do next. Could you write pull request, please? Is $100 enough for that?
I am sorry but I do not how to fix that correctly :(
Mar 15
prev sibling next sibling parent Daniel =?UTF-8?B?S296w6Fr?= via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
V Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:25:04 +0000
Jack Applegame via Digitalmars-d-announce
<digitalmars-d-announce puremagic.com> napsáno:

 On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 11:46:26 UTC, Daniel Kozák wrote:
 problem is with this line: 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1014

 It run semantic before alias is add 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1131  
Great! But I have no idea what to do next. Could you write pull request, please? Is $100 enough for that?
Ok, maybe I have a (partial) solution, right now tests are running
Mar 15
prev sibling parent reply Daniel =?UTF-8?B?S296w6Fr?= via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
V Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:25:04 +0000
Jack Applegame via Digitalmars-d-announce
<digitalmars-d-announce puremagic.com> napsáno:

 On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 11:46:26 UTC, Daniel Kozák wrote:
 problem is with this line: 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1014

 It run semantic before alias is add 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1131  
Great! But I have no idea what to do next. Could you write pull request, please? Is $100 enough for that?
OK I have tried something so we will see https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6635
Mar 15
parent Jack Applegame <japplegame gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 18:02:13 UTC, Daniel Kozák wrote:
 V Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:25:04 +0000
 Jack Applegame via Digitalmars-d-announce
 <digitalmars-d-announce puremagic.com> napsáno:

 On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 11:46:26 UTC, Daniel Kozák 
 wrote:
 problem is with this line: 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1014

 It run semantic before alias is add 
 https://github.com/dlang/dmd/blob/v2.073.2/src/clone.d#L1131
Great! But I have no idea what to do next. Could you write pull request, please? Is $100 enough for that?
OK I have tried something so we will see https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/6635
Nice! I'll test it.
Mar 15