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

Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Sun Mar 15 17:11:24 PDT 2015

On 3/15/2015 4:02 AM, "Marc =?UTF-8?B?U2Now7x0eiI=?= <schuetzm at gmx.net>" wrote:
> Nope, that requires the commented-out part to be syntactically correct. My
> primary use-case for /+ +/ is during development, when I quickly need to disable
> specific parts of code. These frequently don't coincide with syntactic boundaries.

It's not an onerous limitation.

>> On a related note, see how difficult it is to remove a feature? Every time I
>> propose one, someone pops up and says they built their life around it :-)
> At least in this case, it's because they are actually useful, and there is no
> convenient replacement. Besides, why would you want to remove them again? Just
> so we can say, "Look, we removed a feature!"? They're so trivial to implement
> and support, and so easy to learn, that their presence does not add a
> significant cost.

It's the drip-drip-drip of a thousand features that adds up.

Anyhow, it obviously isn't going anywhere.

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