Talk on what a systems programming language needs to replace C

bpr brogoff at
Thu Sep 5 17:56:09 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 4 September 2019 at 23:15:37 UTC, Walter Bright 
> On 9/4/2019 9:30 AM, bpr wrote:
>> DasBetterC is really quite brilliant. I'm a bit disappointed 
>> that so many D fans on this forum react negatively to it.
> Sometimes I think it is what D should have been in the 
> beginning.

I think that too!

It would have been hard to see this when D came out; Java was on 
a roll, C++ seemed to be waning, and Moore's Law was still going 
strong. DasBetterC is, as its name suggests a better C, much more 
so than C++ IMO. I believe DasBetterC would have lessened the 
need for Rust. Ah, counterfactuals...

There's still room in the world for DasBetterC, so I hope the 
development continues. It's great that many of the annoying 
restrictions have been lifted.

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