D for safety critical applications

Walter Bright newshound2 at digitalmars.com
Tue Feb 9 09:39:50 UTC 2021

On 2/8/2021 3:09 AM, Imperatorn wrote:
> Talking with some colleges. They have some questions regarding D:
> 1. Is D ready for prime time á la safety critical applications?
> (I guess they mean GDC on ARM for example)

Sure. It's far better than C is. The biggest impact is simply having array 
overflow detection. There's a lot more, too, such as protections against 
uninitialized variables and pointers to expired stack frames.

> 2. Are there any plans to make a certified compiler?

Not at the moment.

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