Poll: Primary D version

bearophile bearophileHUGS at lycos.com
Sun May 23 01:14:30 PDT 2010

Walter Bright:
> Doing it in an automated way 
> requires whole program analysis, something not entirely practical in a language 
> designed to support separate compilation.

Compiling programs of a dynamic language like Lua was seen as hopelessly inefficient. But today programs running on the the Lua JIT are often faster than equivalent FP-heavy D programs compiled with DMD. 
So it's all in having a positive attitude toward technological problems: if the need to do something grows strong enough, people usually find a way to do it :-)


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