On Sunday, 7 September 2014 at 21:03:17 UTC, Vladimir Panteleev
I've picked up an older project for using D on barebones Win32
as a "better C".
Thanks to recent advances in DMD (-betterC and -m32mscoff), I
could get a "Hello, world" program on Win32 down to just 438
bytes when compiled. This is without assembly, linker scripts,
custom Phobos/Druntime, or manual post-build tweaks.
That's what I expect to be possible with a systems programming
Very pleasing to see that it is also possible with D, so D seems
to be really a systems programming language :-)