Sunday, August 26, 2007

D Programming Language Conference: A Blast

I have not had much time for blogging lately. Terribly busy with getting the ZeroBUGS code up to snuff, fixing bugs, preparing my speech for the first D Developers' Conference, and Real Life (tm) in general.

The Conference (sponsored by, and organized by amazonian extraordinaire Brad Roberts) was a great success. See here and here.

The third day of the conference was a hands-on session of language design. Most of the stuff that Andrei Alexandrescu and Walter Bright drew on the whiteboard went way over my head. Thomas Kuhne sat next to me and quickly hacked his demangler for the D Language, to better integrate with my debugger.

Cool ideas for the future of the language and its support libraries filled the air, so I would not be surprised if by next year's conference the D Programming Language makes it into mainstream.

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