D and systems vs. application programming

Bill Baxter dnewsgroup at billbaxter.com
Fri Jul 13 16:07:56 PDT 2007

John wrote:
> I want to program complex sound (music composition and sound editing)
> and 3d graphics applications.  D is described as a systems
> programming language but it seems to handle higher level programming.
> Can someone describe the real world difference between systems and
> application programming, and what kinds of applications should be
> programmed in a systems language.  Thanks! -John

To me, "systems programming lanugage" seems to just be a fancy way of 
saying "has raw access to pointers".

Other than that the concerns of an "application programming" language 
and a "systems programming language" are pretty much the same.


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