D easily overlooked?

thinwybk via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Sun Sep 3 10:29:35 PDT 2017

On Saturday, 2 September 2017 at 17:00:46 UTC, Joakim wrote:
> Sorry, I assumed the D version worked fine and didn't bother to 
> check the output, turns out it needs two foreach loops changed 
> in advance(dt).  Specifically, "Body i" should be changed to 
> "ref Body i" in both foreach statements, so the data is 
> actually updated. ;)
> After that change, the C++ version wins by a little, 6 seconds 
> vs. 6.5 seconds for the D translation.  I see that the C++ 
> version directly invokes SIMD intrinsics, so perhaps that's to 
> be expected.

W.r.t. to the impact of the languages on code base 
maintainability, etc. I would consider D the better choice either 
way :)

(However the domain you are acting in is guiding a decision for 
or against a programming language to a great extend: available 
frameworks, development tools, etc.)

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