Help me decide D or C
jond at noreply.com
Fri Aug 2 20:24:00 UTC 2019
On Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 18:38:02 UTC, Alexandre wrote:
> Should I go for C and then when I become a better programmer
> change to D?
> Should I start with D right now?
In my view, the most important thing is the decision you've
already made - to pick a programming language and learn it in a
reasonable bit of depth. Which programming language you choose is
less important. No matter which choice you make you'll have the
opportunity to learn skills that will transfer to other
As you can tell from the other responses, the pros and cons of a
learning a specific language depend quite a bit on what you hope
to get out of it, and are to a fair extent subjective. But both C
and D provide meaningful opportunities to gain worthwhile
A couple reasons for considering learning D over C are its
support for functional programming and templates. These were also
mentioned by a few other people. These are not really "beginner"
topics, but as one moves past the beginner stage they are really
quite valuable techniques to start mastering. For both D is the
far better option, and it's not necessary to use either when
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