A few notes on choosing between Go and D for a quick project

Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 13 00:22:52 PDT 2015

On 3/12/2015 11:57 PM, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> How about lining up some features for removal.

Easier said than done. I've proposed a couple things for removal, but got a lot 
of pushback. Some things have been successfully removed:

. octal literals
. 'bit' data type
. builtin complex numbers
. NCEG floating point comparison
. typedef
. local operators new & delete

> C++, Fortran, and Java are big, complicated languages, that keep getting
> bigger and more complicated because of the obsession with backward
> compatibility. D is already a big, complicated language. If people like
> straighforward (not necessarily simple) languages, then the inference is
> quite easy.

Has any language been successful at abandoning their user base (i.e. existing 
code)? Going from D1 to D2 nearly destroyed D. I'm not eager to try that again.

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