Is .NET 5.0 and C# 9 a "threat" to D?

Siemargl inqnone at
Fri Nov 13 08:11:17 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 12 November 2020 at 15:57:44 UTC, Jack wrote:
> .NET 5.0 is going to be multiplatform[1] and getting alot more 
> sugax-syntax[2]. Can't this make people pick C# rather D? I'm a 
> bit afraid D can gain less popularity due to that or even make 
> people switch. What are your thoughts on that?
> [1]:
> [2]:

Not a "threat", but rather another one "nail in the lid of the 

NET5 eliminates several important advantages of D - native 
compilation, fast start, inability to decompile, multiplatformy.

And NET5 is much more stable for the user. I have experience of 
simply recompiling a 14 year old application from NET2.0->NET4.5

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