Future of D 2.x as stable/bug fix, and what's next for D 3.x

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 05:50:39 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, 2 September 2020 at 01:49:23 UTC, Eljay wrote:
> C++ is also suffering from ceremonious syntax bloat because the 
> unqualified defaults are wrong due to historical evolutionary 
> reasons.)

Mastering C++ is also very timeconsuming, it relies on the 
pervasive adoption it has as a framework language + regular 
updates. C++20 and beyond brings large changes that are likely to 
renew interest ( modules, concepts, ranges ). I believe such 
changes work for C++ as compilers give developers the ability to 
work with older language versions and those are being maintained. 
So nobody are forced to upgrade. You can freeze your current 
project on C++14 and adopt C++2a on new projects.

According to github stats, only Go and C++ appears to be growing? 
Rust has been stagnant since 2014 on github?

Most languages seem to hit a plateu or a ceiling after a few 
years. The dominant language in each use scenario appears to take 
the long term growth. So javascript, python, go and c++ appears 
to be the ones with momentum on github.

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