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
Sat Sep 5 05:48:11 UTC 2020
On Friday, 4 September 2020 at 21:51:18 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
> programming and that's where C++ has its niche. All the new
> features of C++ don't really target low level programming but
> tries to become a language it is not and that is a high level
> big hauling language (it actually was in the 80-90s).
Some are low level, like aligned allocators, SIMD, punning...
> others territory and C++ has no chance there. C++ in this realm
> is very unusual unless you have strict performance and/or
> resource footprint requirements but more often people use the
> big haulers like Java because of convenience.
Yes, unfortunally, memory can still be precious in cloud
settings. But it is a matter of pricing vs convinience.
> D already support manual memory management and you can mix how
> much you want. The question is how the standard libraries
> should written and used. I'd say leave them as it is and people
> who want manual memory management are free to do that but then
> you have create your own libraries (mainly because nobody will
> port druntme/phobos to non-GC).
Then you will end up with a Phobos/Tango situation. Keep in mind
that GC apps benefit from nogc libaries as you will get fewer
collection cycles and less memory waste.
> We'll see if you are right when it comes to C++23 and so on. I
> believe that C++ will not increase its popularity because of
> new features.
C++ is one of the few languages where we can see increased
enthusiasm in terms of awarded stars on github. So there is
increasing developer enthusiasm, but probably less so with
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