String interpolation, after a healthy debate on discord

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Tue Dec 14 11:40:46 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 14 December 2021 at 11:14:03 UTC, zjh wrote:
> On Tuesday, 14 December 2021 at 09:50:15 UTC, bauss wrote:
>> It's ultimately D's downfall that features are too complex.
> Is d as complex as `C++`?

Depends on what you want to do. You can write simpler code in D, 
often the syntax can be more compact in D.

However, C++ is adding features that make more convoluted 
C++-constructs unnecessary, but as a programmer you have to 
figure out what to not use since almost nothing is removed from 
C++. So it is hard for beginners to figure out what not to do, 
and what to do.

D is also increasing in complexity over time, often times I think 
that is because shortcuts are taken in the design and 

The evolution of C++ is driven by the spec and not the 
implementation, so some features makes it into C++ that greatly 
improves the language even though some compilers have to be 
changed quite a bit.

But evolution in C++ moves in many directions, because it is 
designed by working-groups of different people. So it does not 
present a homogeneous "philosophy".

It would be much easier for D to work towards a homogeneous 
whole, but it has to be a conscious strategy because one can 
easily be tempted to fan out in all kinds of directions (by 
demands and DIPs etc).

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