Rename 'D' to 'D++'

Traktor TOni via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Fri Mar 10 06:39:18 PST 2017

On Friday, 10 March 2017 at 14:29:27 UTC, Chris wrote:
> 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.

You dont have to get all salty about it, just admit that D is 
more like C++ and then we can propose the name change officially 
on github. Maybe this would help with adoption too, Rust has no 
problem calling itself a successor to C++ rather than C, so D 
shouldnt be afraid of this legacy either.

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