D enters Tiobe top 20

IGotD- nise at nise.com
Mon Nov 4 10:56:29 UTC 2019

On Monday, 4 November 2019 at 09:19:16 UTC, Daniel Kozak wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 10:05 AM RazvanN via Digitalmars-d 
> <digitalmars-d at puremagic.com> wrote:
>> Good news, everyone!
>> D has entered the Tiobe top 20 ranking of programming 
>> languages [1], landing on the 18th position. I have been 
>> keeping an eye on this index, and it is for the first time 
>> that I see this happening.
>> Cheers,
>> RazvanN
>> [1] https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/
> AFAIK, it has been there before, but for very short time:
> https://forum.dlang.org/post/fdmafvxoawgmsfjmhksr@forum.dlang.org

I think D is going to stay in the top segment now, because of 
C++xx. Many people are seeking a new programming language and D 
is one refuge. Also that it got into the GNU compiler collection 
also helps.

D can copy the success of Python, being expressive and simple. 
Hopefully, the D community keep D simple and do not add a lot of 
crud like in C++xx. Aesthetic design in programming languages 
matters, just as they do with cars.

Speaking of Rust, I think Rust will remain a niche language 
because it is a bit too complicated than what benefits it gives. 
A programmer who only used Python before is going to choose D 
over Rust and that's where the masses are.

Keep up the good work.

More information about the Digitalmars-d mailing list