Why do C++ programmers are not interested in D?

IGotD- nise at nise.com
Wed Nov 20 14:02:22 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 12:27:49 UTC, Ola Fosheim 
Grøstad wrote:
> On Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 12:20:45 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
>> doesn't help the aesthetics of the program. D has more verbose 
>> templates which was for me another reason I wanted to move 
>> from C++.
> I assume you meant that D has less verbose templates? Yes, that 
> is an issue in C++, it is getting better, but still not great.
> Did you move to D because of memory safety? Or was that a not a 
> major issue for you in C++?

Yes, I made mistake, I meant that D has shorter and readable 

Memory safety is not a deal breaker but nice to have for example 
GC helps speeding up development as you get one less issue to 
think about but leaking programs are easy to debug. Bounds 
checking is the most important safety feature as these bugs can 
manifest themselves so differently and can be hard to find. C++ 
can find memory overwrites as well, for example MSVC put guards 
between variables on the stack an heap in debug mode. I would say 
ergonomics (ex. boiler plate code, library user friendliness) 
play just as big role as memory safety. The main reason I moved 
to D was that I found that the language was more productive.

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