In the age of microservices and networking in general, were D is at?

Seb seb at
Sun Sep 13 20:57:47 UTC 2020

On Sunday, 13 September 2020 at 19:58:46 UTC, ryuukk_ wrote:
> I forgot to add, but i personally volunter is starting the work 
> on a better solution
> I'm not super experienced, but i think i can improve things, 
> better than nothing? :D
> What's preventing from having HTTP Server/Client, Socket with 
> proxy support in the std lib?

We had this debate many, many times. There are _no_ plans to add 
anything to Phobos, it's essentially frozen for the same reasons 
as in all many other languages (e.g. stability >> features).

tl;dr of these discussions:
- Use for a HTTP client
- Use for a HTTP server

Also, we aren't alone in our views here, see e.g.

> A base where everyone could share expertise, and anyone could 
> build middleware, on a same common base!

And then you want to fix/improve the API, but can't because you 
would break the world.
Dub is _superior_ because it always semantic versioning and the 
community has figured out common bases e.g.

> And the expenrience there can varry a lot depending on the user 
> (how he look for dub packages, google, github, code.dlang etc 
> etc)
> Couldn't the default experience be better?

It's on the front page of

#!/usr/bin/env dub
/+ dub.sdl:
dependency "vibe-d" version="~>0.9.0"
void main()
     import vibe.d;
     listenHTTP(":8080", (req, res) {
         res.writeBody("Hello, World: " ~ req.path);

How could we improve that experience?

> Hmm, out of the box the experience is super poor

If using dub packages is hard or has a poor experience, then 
you/we should work on improving that experience.
Ideas (and PRs) on this topic are always welcome.

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