Could D have fit Microsoft's needs?

Cym13 cpicard at
Fri Jul 19 14:26:44 UTC 2019

On Friday, 19 July 2019 at 12:59:40 UTC, user1234 wrote:
> They'd never take a language that they don't dominate / create. 
> If something new emerge this will come from their labs / 
> experimental languages. Before .Net the situation was similar, 
> i.e they could have chosen something like Delphi but created 
> .Net in response.
> To the best what could happen is that they borrow D features 
> and everyone here then would get mad because of that...

I'm far from being a MS fan but they don't always want to 
dominate. Look at what happened with Linux, not the 
linux-in-windows thing (WLS ?) but the Linux kernel. Microsoft is 
one of the biggest contributors to the kernel because they wanted 
to adapt it to their needs (Azure and possibly WLS).

If Microsoft wanted to contribute to D to better it for their use 
I'd be more than happy to accept them.

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