Coolest D features

Jason House at
Wed Dec 27 14:57:51 PST 2006

Walter Bright wrote:
> I haven't worked with Java for over 10 years now. But in March I 
> attended "Java Performance Myths" by Brian Goetz, who is very 
> knowledgeable about getting the most out of Java. He indicated that Java 
>  needed another 10 years before it would be able to consistently match C 
> toe to toe. And this is happening despite years of massive investment in 
> Java by lot of very smart people, just to approach what relatively 
> simple C compilers can do. This to me indicates there's a fundamental 
> problem with Java.

In a head to head C vs. D comparison on the computer go mailing list. 
It was reported that D was slower than C by a factor of 1.5.  That's 
close enough for me to consider D sufficiently fast.  I don't know how 
that compares to Java.

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