Scientific computing and parallel computing C++23/C++26

Bruce Carneal bcarneal at
Thu Jan 13 14:24:59 UTC 2022

On Thursday, 13 January 2022 at 07:46:32 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
> On Wednesday, 12 January 2022 at 22:50:38 UTC, Ola Fosheim 
> Grøstad wrote:
>> ...
>> What do you think?
> ...
> D can have a go at it, but only by plugging into the LLVM 
> ecosystem where C++ is the name of the game, and given it is 
> approaching Linux level of industry contributors it isn't going 
> anywhere.

Yes.  The language independent work in LLVM in the accelerator 
area is hugely important for dcompute, essential.  Gotta surf 
that wave as we don't have the manpower to go independent.  I 
dont think *anybody* has that amount of manpower, hence the 
collaboration/consolidation around LLVM as a back-end for 

> There was a time to try overthrow C++, that was 10 years ago, 
> LLVM was hardly relevant and GPGPU computing still wasn't 
> mainstream.

Yes.  The "overthrow" of C++ should be a non-goal, IMO, starting 

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