Is D more cryptic than C++?
abe2007 at nospam.net
Wed Nov 30 03:36:16 PST 2011
"Adam Wilson" <flyboynw at gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:30:21 -0800, Abrahm <abe2007 at nospam.net> wrote:
>> I get the feeling that it is from reading the threads in here. Is
>> somewhere that has non-trivial D and C++ code that does the same
>> side by side, so that I can evaluate D better? Links if you got 'em
>> please. Maybe even a small entire application would be good to
>> and perusal. This request really calls for code that is not part of D,
>> the D front end compiler and the like is inappropriate.
> Well, i'd say that this forum can get hypertechnical in a hurry; a lot
> of the conversation on this forum is directed at making D better, and
> because of that, threads tend to run down arcane rabbit holes that use
> code that you will probably never touch. I wouldn't really hold up the
> threads here as an example of D's readability.
I'll check out the learn ng next time. Maybe that is then more focused on
the higher-level constructs of the language.
> In my experience D is roughly analogous to C# in terms of crypticness
> and readability, I am here doing long-term evaluations of D as a
> replacement for C# on my employers projects as we may face power
> constraints in the future that preclude the use of a JIT'ed language.
> So far, I like what I've seen.
But I thought that C# could be precompiled in some fashion? In either
case, going from C# to D seems like a major move. Not so much the move
but a too broadly defined application that it could actually be a good
fit with both languages.
> As for non-trivial code, there are a number of FOSS project lying
Recommendations of which to peek at? A link? SourceForge?
> but I don't know of any that have parallel D and C++ implementations;
> usually the developers have more interesting things to be working on...
> The best you'll be able to do is probably this page:
> http://www.d-programming-language.org/cpptod.html It includes some very
> tricky examples surrounding templates towards the bottom.
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