Ola Fosheim Grøstad via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Tue Jan 26 12:25:34 PST 2016

On Tuesday, 26 January 2016 at 19:33:04 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
> You and 99.9% of other C++ programmers. D is not going to gain 
> anything from efforts to recruit C++ programmers because they 
> are, in spite of claims to the contrary, very happy with the 
> language.

That's not actually true. Many C++ programmer express a dislike 
for how the the syntax has developed over time, all the weird 
corner-cases, the obfuscated meta programming mechanisms and 
unpredictable implicitness when trying to do more advanced 
typing. Just getting the right constructor to fire can be a 

The general C++ semantics are good enough, but the language has 
to many weird aspects to it that is "beyond repair" and that 
makes C++ programming time consuming.

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