Is .NET 5.0 and C# 9 a "threat" to D?
Ola Fosheim Grøstad
ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 09:08:27 UTC 2020
On Friday, 13 November 2020 at 08:11:17 UTC, Siemargl wrote:
> On Thursday, 12 November 2020 at 15:57:44 UTC, Jack wrote:
>> .NET 5.0 is going to be multiplatform and getting alot more
>> sugax-syntax. 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?
>> : https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-5-0/
>> : https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/c-9-0-on-the-record/
> 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
Many developers are sceptical of MS willingness to support other
platforms long term. All it takes to wipe it out is a new CEO.
Same with Swift.
The nail in the coffin would be to not fix those issues in D that
require breaking changes (it isn't possible to satisfy everyone,
so D has to select which application area to focus on).
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