Rename 'D' to 'D++'

Chris via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Fri Mar 10 06:29:27 PST 2017

On Friday, 10 March 2017 at 14:22:52 UTC, TooHuman wrote:
> On Friday, 10 March 2017 at 14:19:17 UTC, Traktor TOni wrote:
>> On Friday, 10 March 2017 at 12:23:11 UTC, Ethan Watson wrote:
>>> On Friday, 10 March 2017 at 11:25:11 UTC, Traktor TOni wrote:
>>>> I think the name is just misleading, the D developers should 
>>>> at least be honest with themselves.
>>> D++ - Because no language has version numbers. Not even C#. 
>>> Any proof to the contrary is clearly fake proof.
>> I am not sure what this has anything to do with version 
>> numbers? My point is that D is much more like C++ than it is 
>> like C, I think D should be honest and reflect that in its 
>> name. That's all I'm saying.
> So should Java be renamed to Java++? Or maybe D should be 
> D-Java++?

According to Wikipedia, D was influenced by:

C, C++, C#, Eiffel, Java, Python (English version)
C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Ruby (Spanish and German version)

I suggest to call it "DythonubyavaC#++" henceforth.

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