Feedback on Átila's Vision for D

Chris wendlec at
Sat Oct 19 11:21:10 UTC 2019

On Saturday, 19 October 2019 at 10:37:12 UTC, drug wrote:

> I'm sincerely wondered why you can't stop posting here if you 
> gave up using D long time ago? What is the reason that forces 
> you to continue this non-technical correspondence?

I'm sincerely wondering why the D community avoids doing the 
obvious and keeps wondering why adoption rates are still low, 
after 20 years. As I remember it was all about 1. ranges, 2. 
templates, 3. functional programming and 4. memory safety, nice, 
but basics were / and are still being neglected. I understand 
that many users might not care because e.g. they don't use IDEs 
or don't develop for mobile, but when people keep raising these 
issues and other new languages immediately work on ARM and IDE 
plugins, still nobody here sees the big pink elephant in the 
room. And it's not "scarce" resources, it's that nobody seems to 
care. If you think about the amount of time people spend 
discussing a syntactic detail in template declarations and stuff 
like that, and then people tell me there aren't enough resources, 
c'mon. The truth is that the community enjoys bikeshedding but 
ignores the basics. Maybe my conversation is non-technical in the 
sense that I don't bikeshed about template syntax, but stability, 
automagicaltooling and support for mobile are still technical 
issues. If you don't sort those out, D will remain a niche 
language. It's a nobrainer, really, I don't understand this 
obstinate resistance to the obvious.

More information about the Digitalmars-d mailing list