dmd platform support - poll

Don nospam at
Sat Dec 27 01:19:47 PST 2008

John Reimer wrote:
> Hello Tim,
>> Yigal Chripun Wrote:
>>> personally I don't see a point in JVM/.NET - One of the best things
>>> about D is that you get the ease of use of Ruby/python/etc with the
>>> benefits of native compiling like in c/c++. Why throw that away and
>>> make yet another version of Java/C# ?
>> Supporting .net would give you access to the most modern and probably
>> best-currently-supported Windows API. It would, if you counted Mono,
>> add a very nice cross-platform UI framework. Finally, depending on
>> what version was supported, it might enable you to write Silverlight
>> apps in D, permitting flash-like apps that run cross-functionally in a
>> web browser.
>> TK
> Agreed.
> D may be successful in areas we don't necessarily predict or prefer, and 
> .NET is just one of several interesting possibilities to explore.  
> Therefore, I don't think we should get too tunnel-visioned about "D is 
> better because it's a compiled language".

I agree. I don't see the point of VM's, but D should be better because 
it's a better language. Not because of how the compiler is implemented.

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