Rename 'D' to 'D++'
Chris via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 10 07:10:34 PST 2017
On Friday, 10 March 2017 at 14:39:18 UTC, Traktor TOni wrote:
> 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:
>>>> 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
>> 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.
Why, then, is Rust called "Rust"? "C++" was chosen to signal that
it's an improvement of C. "D++" would mean an improvement of D.
If D is improved C++, then we would have to call it "C++++".
This thread is absurd and leads nowhere.
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