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

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 08:51:30 UTC 2019

On Friday, 22 November 2019 at 08:22:19 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
> The upshot really though is D should give up trying to win over 
> C++ programmers as a strategy.

The advantage in appealing to C and C++ programmers is that 
people who have an interest in compilers and performant libraries 
tend to also know either C or C++. I essentially don't think it 
matters so much how many users D has, as long as it can draw in 
people that pull in the same direction.

It doesn't really help to have a gazillion low quality do-nothing 
packages like npm... Stuff like Mir does help, but that is on the 
C-end of programming, not on the Java-end.

I think there is way too much emphasis on the number of libraries 
or users a language has.

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