[OT] What are D's values?

Imperatorn johan_forsberg_86 at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 9 09:28:28 UTC 2021

On Saturday, 9 October 2021 at 08:47:10 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
> On Saturday, 9 October 2021 at 07:38:01 UTC, Imperatorn wrote:
>> Imo D is mature enough now. It's battle tested. It's flexible 
>> etc.
> That's where I think there are room for improvements.
> D is not flexible when it comes to choose memory management 
> type because of lack of fat pointers.
> The shared memory model is a disaster.
> D is good but it has a few serious warts.

Agreed, but here I'm talking about the language aspect. There are 
some quirks - yes - but are those *more* important than 
ecosystem? If you *had* to choose?

Ideally one would want a 100% complete foundation before 
expanding the ecosystem, I totally agree. But if I would be 
forced to choose with a gun to my head, I would say the ecosystem 
is where it's at. And to build a great ecosystem you need people. 
And to get people you need some selling points and marketing etc. 
Otherwise, how would people even know it exists? 

I've talked to various devs and like none of them have even heard 
of D, but when I show it the reaction is often like "hmm, that 
actually looks kinda nice".

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