[OT] What are D's values?

Tejas notrealemail at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 10:58:00 UTC 2021

On Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 22:07:13 UTC, Guillaume Piolat 

> D having one front-end means that in practice you have less 
> unknowns.

I think that could well be one of our strongest advantages 
against C++, since UB stuff can also have a reference point for 
implementation, meaning vendors don't _have_ to guess something 
when implementing a corner case.

> Yes really, it is very difficult to keep up with the C++ 
> changes even if you were a full-time C++ programmer. And you 
> need to since people start to use the new stuff when available. 
> It is very likely that when the next standard comes out, you 
> would have barely assimilated the one from 10 years ago. C++ 
> needs a cast of "explainers" like Scott Meyers.

The last 10 years have really been a roller-coaster for C++ 
practitioners, but I think it's necessary for the language to 
evolve at that breakneck pace to at-least be relevant.

Imagine if Rust and D and Nim and whatever fail to replace C++? 
If the C++ recommended in use is still the same as C++03? That 
would've been a nightmare.

C++20 and its successors won't be very good languages in their 
own right, but for the jobs that they're expected to perform(be 
100% compatible with existing code), they'll be perfect, 

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