About whether D / rust / golang can be popular.
nise at nise.com
Thu Nov 26 11:56:15 UTC 2020
On Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 11:16:09 UTC, Robert M. Münch
> With limited resources focus becomes key. Focusing a volunteer
> group on some goal is very hard and requires good community
> D is too fragmented and unpredictable, which is a No-Go if you
> want to use it for anything serious. It was a hard way to come
> to this conclusion, because I really like many aspects of it.
> And, D is a huge language, it's far from simple.
If I would be a manager and to decide which language and tools to
use in a project, I would look at D and think it is nice but what
would scared me off is how the project is managed and many
uncertainties for the future. The D project is in particular bad
at communicating to the audience what to expect from the language
in the near future. This makes D look more like a research
language than a language that is ready for being used in real
Without enough feedback from actual commercial applications, the
D project doesn't really know what programmers are looking for
and instead it becomes some kind of pseudo scientific project
which is obvious reading this forum. A lot of talk about
compilers in general and different technology but little "how do
I do X in D".
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