About whether D / rust / golang can be popular.

ddcovery antoniocabreraperez at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 13:38:15 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 09:19:48 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:

> I assume every developer has another opinion what is the most 
> import thing missing in D.
> (I never ever faced any performance issues with GC and I am 
> super satisfied with Visual Studio Code.

About GC, I use D as scripting language mainly, and never noticed 
GC problems.  GC is, indeed, a must for scripting (Thanks D for 

Integration in VSCode :

- "reflection/autocomplete": This is one of the most appreciated 
features in development IDEs and a really good way to learn about 
the language and it's existing libraries (learn on demand :-) ).  
This is a must because the competence with other "similar" 
productive languages that offer a powerful tool chain (Not only 
Rust or Go, I consider Python and Typescript natural D 

- Debugging support:  how can I inspect structured data/objects 
friendly? printing to the console or assigning properties to 
temporal vars is not a productive way:  may be a good tutorial 
about how to inspect in D using VSCode will be appreciated from 
experienced D developers (Linux, pls :-) )... in my opinion, this 
is a next DConf must!!! (Like the one in 2014).

I know I'm very reiterative with this features (you can find me 
in other forum posts arguing about the same)... In my very 
personal opinion, D usage will grow as soon as it will integrate 
on VSCode IDE as well as typescript does. I wish I had the time 
and experience to help on this particular point.

> From my point of view the most important thing is to get the 
> community (all of us) to speak more loud about D. Advertise D, 
> create more blogs, try to get D in the company's they are 
> working...

I agree

Personally, I add references to D using any excuse :-) (in 
spanish, sorry)


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