[OT] What are D's values?

Dr Machine Code jckj33 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 1 17:36:53 UTC 2022


On Friday, 8 October 2021 at 12:46:33 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
> On Friday, 8 October 2021 at 11:00:59 UTC, Tejas wrote:
>> Chances of Rust taking over that segment?
>> Also C++ is still used (and must be used??) for applications 
>> like photo and video editing s/w.
>> Will Adobe be better off using C# or swift or whatever instead 
>> pf C++?
> Rust is already partially eating up the marketshare of C/C++. 
> There is a big drive to enable Rust for Linux drivers for 
> example. For low level programming, I find Rust annoying but 
> some people might endure it.
> When it comes to applications, it is a mystery to me that C++ 
> still is so popular. Probably mostly because there is an 
> existing code base that companies don't want to rewrite. This 
> is a great opportunity for D as the FFI is one of the best out 
> there which enables a gradual migration.
> C# is great for applications, for Windows. For other platforms 
> I'm not sure what the status is and if you get the same 
> performance. For cross platform GUI application, there isn't an 
> obvious choice. C++ with Qt is still a strong contender but it 
> is becoming proprietary.
What did you mean by becaming proprietary? the community version 
is falling behind alot than the paid one?

Let's not forget web applications,
> when performance is not required web applications do a good 
> enough job at the same time becoming totally platform 
> independent.
> Paint.net is written in C# and you don't really notice it as it 
> runs just as well as any C++ program.

Do you know why paint.net run so smooth even it's written in C#? 
they are doing alot of pinvokes to native fucntions? that's how 
VS code runs smooth

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