The D Language: A sweet-spot between Python and C

Laeeth Isharc via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Sun Mar 29 21:25:43 PDT 2015

On Monday, 30 March 2015 at 04:16:38 UTC, weaselcat wrote:
> On Monday, 30 March 2015 at 00:57:06 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
>> Reddit: 
> a lot of the people in the thread are unaware that D even has 
> RAII like C++, and think it's just a GC language like java/etc. 
> Maybe this is something worth mentioning more on the 
> introduction?

Also, there is a perception that you can't  use the standard 
library and nicer language features if you do your own allocation 
and don't depend on the GC.  A guy worrying about hygiene 
problems mixing GC and Raii libraries.  Whereas most garbage is 
small and fine to use GC for in some applications - only a subset 
of real time applications suffer from generating gazillions of 
tiny objects.  It would be good to set out somewhere what you 
lose as regards std library by insisting on using nogc.  The 
point about std.algorithm should be made more prominent.

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