Python vs D [ was Re: Bartosz about Chapel ]

Jacob Carlborg doob at
Thu Nov 10 23:53:42 PST 2011

On 2011-11-11 05:35, J Arrizza wrote:
>     True but somehow they manage to become famous because there was a
>     killer feature everyone wanted to use. If I recall correctly:
>     Perl - An easy way to create complex shell scripts and the major
>     language to
>     be used for web development (CGI)
>     Ruby - It only took off because Ruby on Rails
>     Python - People only started taking it serious after Zope appeared
> Paulo, with respect, I disagree. A single killer feature does not have
> enough breadth to entice a developer community that has large and varied
> needs from a language.
> To me, it is this that caused the success of these languages in a short
> time:
>     Perl has CPAN
>     Ruby has gems
>     Python has PyPi.
>     Java has the JDK
>     C# has the CLR

I'm working on a package manager for D:

/Jacob Carlborg

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