Verbosity in D

pascal111 judas.the.messiah.111 at
Sun Aug 7 20:15:05 UTC 2022

On Sunday, 7 August 2022 at 16:45:15 UTC, jfondren wrote:
> On Sunday, 7 August 2022 at 16:01:08 UTC, pascal111 wrote:
>> It's clear by working with D that it has the same bad point 
>> like Pascal language; the "verbosity". Is there any plans in 
>> future to make some shorthanded techniques that clean 
>> verbosity from D?
> That's not clear to me at all, and your Pascal example about a 
> feature that C and D both have, that doesn't help either. Post 
> some code that seems particularly verbose to you. I think 
> 'library code' tends to grow attributes like mushrooms, and 
> that D gets longer when you try to avoid the GC, but casual use 
> of D isn't more verbose than scripting languages. With 
> competitors like Rust and C++ Go and and Zig, D usually wins 
> pretty significantly in this respect. The only consistently 
> less verbose language in this space is Nim, IMO.
Do consider Go and Rust languages in the same level of C++ to 
make this comparison? I didn't use these languages before but I 
think they are just new languages which has no real history like 
C++ to compare with!!!

> With that said, dmd previews =in and =shortenedMethods both 
> allow shorter expressions in D. And there are some C++ (and 
> even C) convenience features that D doesn't have, like 
> destructuring binds, or doesn't like, like anonymous struct 
> literals with named fields.

What destructuring binds? I didn't hear about that before.

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