About whether D / rust / golang can be popular.

IGotD- 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 
> management.
> 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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