About whether D / rust / golang can be popular.

Dukc ajieskola at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 13:01:28 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 11:06:11 UTC, Guillaume Piolat 
> The _one_ factor that made C++ win against its competition - 
> despite its shortcomings - is by far that it could already 
> compile your C code. So it's an easier sell if you can just 
> change the compiler.
> You can't convince to change language someone who has already 
> an existing codebase, it would just make life worse in most of 
> cases.

This could also be the killer feature for D, as Atila has said. 
While one can't yet automatically generate D headers for an 
arbitrary CPP codebase, I don't think that either Rust or Go are 
as far in C++ interop as D currently is.

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