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

Florin Mihaila via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 13 11:26:58 PDT 2015

On Friday, 13 March 2015 at 18:20:48 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
>> Finally, I feel I should respond to this:
>> On Friday, 13 March 2015 at 02:28:53 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
>>> If you want to be Rob Pike Jr., Go is great. If you want to 
>>> program your way, not so much.
>> I have no reason to take this personally, seeing as I'm pretty
>> secure in my non-Rob-Pike-ness, but from a product design (and
>> selling) standpoint, blaming or insulting the user is, of 
>> course,
>> missing the point. I felt equally put-off by the dismissive 
>> tone
>> of some of the creators of Go towards those who "don't
>> understand" Go's ethos. I still ended up using their language,
>> but it wasn't for their persuasion skills. Thankfully, it seems
>> this isn't the general tone of D's community, and the level of
>> healthy, open debate over here appears to be much higher than 
>> for
>> Go.
> Sorry if it appeared I was being critical of you. I was only 
> giving the reasons that I didn't like Go. Maybe I should have 
> said Go forces you to program like Rob Pike. That works for a 
> lot of programmers, but not for me.
> I feel compelled to say that I don't represent the D community. 
> Although I use D for work 
> (https://bitbucket.org/bachmeil/dmdinline) I've never 
> contributed anything to its development. I'm just a random guy 
> on the internet that compared Go against D but came to a 
> different conclusion.

Ok, no worries.

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