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

Dejan Lekic via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 13 05:38:01 PDT 2015

On Friday, 13 March 2015 at 06:57:29 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
> On Thu, 2015-03-12 at 20:24 -0700, Walter Bright via 
> Digitalmars-d
> wrote:
> […]
>> There's no doubt about it, people like simple languages. We 
>> should very much keep that in mind when evaluating proposals 
>> for new features.
> How about lining up some features for removal.
> 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
> straightforward (not necessarily simple) languages, then the 
> inference is
> quite easy.

Java big, complicated language?? :) I do not agree with that 
statement at all. Java *is* there where it is because it is 
SIMPLE language, and equally hated for being simple language.

We can't satisfy everybody.

D can be super-simple too - people do not have to use fancy 
features of the language. I think most tutorials/articles tell 
readers too much about D, and it may scare them away.

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