If I had my way

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Sat Dec 10 12:35:52 PST 2011

On 12/10/11 2:22 PM, maarten van damme wrote:
> yes please.
> I've read the book "the d programming language" and got all excited
> until I actually tried using std.algorithm. (d made up for it pretty soon).
> It are the huge problems that prevent people for trying a language but
> it are those little things that scare them back away.

Thanks for confirming my long held suspicion.

> And I've also been a bit disappointed in the d way of doing things (it's
> easy to write good code but hard is always possible).

Could you rephrase that? I don't understand.

> Just for fun I
> wanted to create a program as little as possible, compiled without
> garbage collector/phobos/... and it turned out that compiling without
> garbage collector is pretty much impossible (memory leaks all around the
> place in druntime). dynamic linking for the d standard library would be
> a great new option for a dmd release in the future :).

Using D without GC is an interesting direction, and dynamic linking 
should be available relatively soon.


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