Language History and Future

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D Language Milstones

1999 Start of Development by Walter Bright

The Big Bang

2001 Dec. 8.: Release of D 0.00 (!)

Life Starts Growing

2002 Jan.: Release of D 0.15 "I've finally got packages implemented" (W. Bright)

2002 Apr.: Release of D 0.29 - Released the front and compiler source

2002 Sep.: Release of D 0.40 - Implemented templates

2003(?): Start of D IRC channel on [Freenode|irc://]

2003 May: Release of D 0.63 - Added linux version

The First Dinosaurs

2003 Aug.: Release of D 0.69 - Added dchar keyword, Added bool as an alias for bit

2003 Sep. 3: Release of D 0.71 - Added foreach statement

2003 Sep. 18 Release of D 0.73 - Added static asserts, Added properties

2004 Jan. 2 Release of D 0.77 - Added typeof, pragmas, template alias parameters

2004 May 17: Release of D 0.89 - Mixins added

2005 May 19: Release of D 0.124 - Added static if and iftype (iftype???)

2005 June 7: Release of D 0.126 - === now deprecated, replaced with is, add dmd --help

The Short Story of D1

2007 Jan Release of D 1.0 - No interesting changelog, arbitrary tag - Tango announced publicly a few days after this release

20.? Release of D 2.0

2009 1. Release of: The D Programming Language by Andrei Alexandrescu

......... D Language Foundation setup.

2013 Mai First global D Conference: DConf2013

2015 Aug. 19 Release of: Programming in D: Tutorial and Reference by Ali Cehreli

2015 Nov. DMD front end written in D

2016 The D Language Foundation became a tax-exempt non-profit organization

2016 New DLang Tour on line

2016 DConf first time held in Europe (Berlin, Germany)

2016 June Sociomantic Ocean open source release! (Tsunami)

2017 DMD Backend 100% free

2017 spring 1000th package registered on (DUB)

2017 DCompute (GPU-Computation) in LDC

2017 GDC to be included in GCC

Some missing events:

please help

New layout of

DUB + official?

Vibe.d first public release?

LDC first release and 1.0 GDC first release and 1.0...?

The release Days of the other D books! Adam + Kai + Mike +?

New DIP Process?

1. D Blog post?

1. Adams Week in D ?

Forum = Mailinglist + Newsgroup + Website since?

Important Next Steps on the Agenda


static foreach

D Foundation Membership Schema for Individual and Company

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Many dates collected from here: DConf Talk 2016: