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

Jab jab_293 at gmall.com
Sun Nov 24 15:30:10 UTC 2019

On Sunday, 24 November 2019 at 13:01:13 UTC, Guillaume Piolat 
> On Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 09:09:58 UTC, Ola Fosheim 
> Grøstad wrote:
>> On Friday, 22 November 2019 at 14:31:46 UTC, Guillaume Piolat 
>> wrote:
>>> With C++ you are also stuck in forever learning mode. Maybe 
>>> learning the new move constructor stuff is going to make life 
>>> easier? C++ is updated way faster than practionners can 
>>> handle, strangely enough D has more respect for your time.
>> Actually, that is a myth. There have been very few language 
>> changes in C++, and they are basically non-breaking. Most of 
>> the changes have been on a library level or as syntactical 
>> sugar.
> That doesn't match my experience _at all_. Have you worked in 
> C++ in a professional capacity?

There's a big update every 6 years, with a minor update every 6 
years, but an update every 3 years.

> Last time I touched C++ (2015) people were _in some companies_ 
> starting to use C++11 (30% of it), because the compilers are 
> necessarily lagging behind the C++ comittee.

I think a big part of that was because of MSVC. They weren't 
C++11 compliant for a long time. Now you do have clang on Windows 
and I think even chrome/firefox use it as their compiler of 
choice on Windows instead of Microsoft's compiler. Back then 
there wasn't really any other C++ compiler on Windows worth 
using. Both clang/MSVC are kept up to date pretty quickly now.

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