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

Paulo Pinto pjmlp at progtools.org
Wed Nov 20 23:06:21 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 20:32:27 UTC, Ola Fosheim 
Grøstad wrote:
> On Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 14:02:22 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
>> 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.
> Automatic memory management makes the initial design phase 
> easier, restructuring carefully designed manual memory 
> management code at the early stage can be costly/annoying. True.
>> Bounds checking is the most important safety feature as these 
>> bugs can manifest themselves so differently and can be hard to 
>> find.
> Right, I think there are some tools to do it for C/C++ as well, 
> but it isn't the default. Well, it is the default if you use 
> the array.at(index) member, but I guess people tend to forget 
> that it exists. It probably should be the default in basic 
> debug builds.

It is the default in Visual C++ debug builds, on Solaris SPARC, 
and on Android as of the latest NDK release.

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