Feedback on Átila's Vision for D

Russel Winder russel at
Fri Oct 18 13:54:19 UTC 2019

On Fri, 2019-10-18 at 13:35 +0000, Guillaume Piolat via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On Friday, 18 October 2019 at 11:36:45 UTC, Chris wrote:
> > But how does D scale?
> > 
> I'm glad you asked!
> Your question is not very specific ("scales") but let's try.

How does any programming language scale? It doesn't, it's just a programming

If we take scale to mean able to be as easily used by 200 programmers on a
10,000,000 line codebase as as 1 programmer on a 100 line codebase, then
generally no-one has any idea, and certainly no data. For any language. The
whole scaling argument regarding codebases is usually vacuous philosophising.
Most teams use a programming language and then find out how to use it for big
codebases as for little ones when their little codebase becomes a big one. cf.
FORTRAN, Fortran, C++, COBOL, Go, Rust, Lisp, SML, etc.

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