A few notes on choosing between Go and D for a quick project
Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 13 07:59:40 PDT 2015
On 3/13/15 7:34 AM, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-03-13 at 14:20 +0000, Chris via Digitalmars-d wrote:
>> reluctant to learn something new. Crowd 2. we can win over, yet
>> we have failed to communicate with them, to reach out to them.
>> Most people I know have a look at D's homepage and say "Uh! Hm.
>> Ah, I'll use Python." No, they are not hardcore programmers, they
>> are engineers and scientists. But they are _users_, people who
>> need to write software to analyze data, to create something. We
>> should not ignore them, even if they are not (initially)
>> interested in templates and metaprogramming. Neither was I, when
>> I first learned D.
> It is not Python or R or Julia the language that people choose, it is
> the superstructure built on top. So for Python, it is Pandas,
> Matplotlib, SciPy, NumPy. And the ability to use ready made C, C++ and
> Fortran libraries.
That's right. Offer solid value, and make learning the language just
aftermath. Again, that's why I'm pushing for vibe. -- Andrei
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