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

Russel Winder russel at winder.org.uk
Fri Nov 22 08:26:54 UTC 2019

On Wed, 2019-11-20 at 01:34 +0000, Laeeth Isharc via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> […]
> Look at the pace at which the pool of programmers is growing.  
> I'm not sure that some of the programmers I work with were even 
> programming at all in 2005.  Myself, I wouldn't have picked up 
> programming again if it had to be Java or C++ because life is too 
> short.

Also all of the hypothesis around about decline in use of C++, are missing a
crucial factor. In 1995/1996 universities stoppped teaching students languages
such as C++ and taught only Java. So come the millennia, all new programmers
entering the job market knew Java and little else.

Dr Russel Winder      t: +44 20 7585 2200
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