[OT] What are D's values?
chris at hoopjump.com
Sat Oct 9 00:44:03 UTC 2021
On Monday, 4 October 2021 at 13:23:40 UTC, Paul Backus wrote:
> I thought it might be fun to ask the D community: **which of
> the above values do you think are the most important to D?
A little while back I evaluated Go, Rust, D as a replacement for
split python/C I'd been using for my day to day working language.
I wanted a compiled language, so that simple code was also fast.
was still irritated with C++ template noise so, maybe unfairly, I
In order not to sway my reasons, I haven't looked at the list of
but here's five aspects I appreciated.
1. Humility - The language did not try to evangelize a
to do everything. It laid out a big tool box and trusted me*
programmer to pick the best approach for the job.
2. Compatibility - I still have a lot of C code lying around.
into C libraries is an absolute minimum requirement.
3. Completeness - With operator overloading, associative arrays,
classes, lambda functions and yes, garbage collection, I'm
a wide range of tools for turning ideas into code.
4. Competence - After reading Andrei's book and browsing this
came to the opinion that seriously clever people were behind D.
5. Fun - The community seemed to be having fun with D. That
started with the name.
*probably more then it should, but hey, flattery is nice.
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