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

Russel Winder russel at winder.org.uk
Fri Nov 22 08:22:19 UTC 2019

On Tue, 2019-11-19 at 17:23 +0000, bachmeier via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> There's a bit of a sample selection issue. Anyone open to GC 
> moved to Java long ago. These days anyone still using C++ either 
> has a good reason to fear the GC (certain real-time applications) 
> or an irrational fear of the GC. The D of today would have had 
> great success at recruiting C++ programmers 20 years ago, but by 
> about 2005 or so, Java had already sucked up all the potential 
> converts.

I am not sure I agree totally, but it is a very good hypothesis.

The upshot really though is D should give up trying to win over C++
programmers as a strategy. Being able to wrap C+ libraries such as Qt is still
a good goal though.

Dr Russel Winder      t: +44 20 7585 2200
41 Buckmaster Road    m: +44 7770 465 077
London SW11 1EN, UK   w: www.russel.org.uk

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