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

Wyatt via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 13 08:29:52 PDT 2015

On Friday, 13 March 2015 at 00:20:40 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
> A friend of mine needed to complete a small project and thought 
> of using a language he didn't know for it.

Come to think of it, this reminds me of a different post I saw 
recently by the author of a certain famous(?) PHP roast:

D doesn't hit it out of the park on every point, but I think it's 
pleasingly close overall.  Unfortunately, D wasn't on the 
author's radar at all.  Didn't even get mentioned until the 
comments, and it's not really encouraging even then:
"I've had a look at D before (back when it uh didn't really have 
a compiler?) and it certainly seemed like a huge breath of fresh 
air over C. But I really appreciate how effortless it feels to 
get something up and running in Python, and I feel like by now we 
should be able to preserve that without paying so dearly for it."

IMO, D has both an image problem and a visibility problem (both 
with a lot of inertia), and their synergy is driving people from 
all "factions" away.

Unfortunately, I don't think there's any one "marketing push" or 
breakthrough that could possibly rectify this; it's going to be a 
thousand-cuts situation, where each panel, tech talk, or Cool 
Thing of the Week does a little more to dispel the pariah status 
(this YOW2015 talk I'm listening to right now is really 


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