A reason to choose D over Go
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Sun Mar 22 13:35:31 PDT 2015
On Saturday, 21 March 2015 at 22:16:10 UTC, Martin Nowak wrote:
> This blog post describes what to consider when switching from
> python to go.
> It's very interesting, because the long list of things to give
> up for
> more efficient go code reads like an argumentation against
> choosing go
> from a D perspective.
> And given that D is on par with Python's expressiveness, we
> really emphasize this aspect.
> I recently made a pull request for a go tool and spent about
> half an
> hour trying to find some function to test whether an array
> contains a
> particular element. I also asked on #go-nuts to confirm I
> didn't miss
> anything, but you're really supposed to write an explicit loop.
> That's what you would write in other languages.
> if "chunked" in request.transfer_encodings:
> return if request.transfer_encodings.include? 'chunked'
> if (request.transferEncodings.canFind("chunked"))
> const auto& arr = request.transfer_encodings;
> if (find(arr.begin(), arr.end(), string("chunked")) !=
> There exists some functionality for sorted arrays (only int,
> float, and
> string), but that isn't applicable here.
> While go will hardly ever have good support for algorithms,
> because of
> the lack of overloads and generics, they also choose against
> adding such
> trivial, but often needed, algorithms to the basic types.
> With a functional programming (or C++ algo) background, I find
> this very
> hard to get used to.
> Repeatedly writing out such trivial code often mixes different
> levels of
> abstraction and is one of the reasons why go code is so noisy,
> error code handling being another one.
trust me, from an undecided but experienced developer's
perspective there are so many reasons to choose D over Go. on the
otherhand same person has a lot more reasons to choose Go over D.
i'm writing a very long blog post about this. if anyone's
interested, i can happily share the draft with them.
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