Why D is not a popular language?

Andre Pany andre at s-e-a-p.de
Sun Jan 10 23:03:55 UTC 2021

On Sunday, 10 January 2021 at 22:33:32 UTC, Max Haughton wrote:
> On Sunday, 10 January 2021 at 22:23:59 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grostad 
> wrote:
>> On Sunday, 10 January 2021 at 20:33:45 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:
>>> On Sunday, 10 January 2021 at 20:13:46 UTC, John wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>> This is not true, if you keep an eye on the druntime/dmd PR, 
>>> you will see that a lot of them are about refactorings and 
>>> code clean up.
>> Uhm, you just listed features D don't need: string 
>> interpolation, named arguments and string conversion in a 
>> runtime (stupid idea).
>>  The runtime should be slimmed down to a bare minimum. The 
>> type system should be fixed. Memory management and shared 
>> should be finalized. If that requires refactorning, great. 
>> Aaron certainly has a point.
> string interpolation and named arguments are pretty useful, not 
> familiar with the final one.

Floating point to string conversion is currently solved by 
calling a C function. This leads to various consequences: ctfe, 
purity and it is even mentioned in the "string interpolation dip" 
as limitation.

Kind regards

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