On Wednesday, 27 January 2016 at 09:15:27 UTC, Ola Fosheim
On Wednesday, 27 January 2016 at 06:17:44 UTC, Laeeth Isharc
On Tuesday, 26 January 2016 at 22:48:23 UTC, Ola Fosheim
I am not sure if that is the right motivation. Sounds like
recipe for bloat. Good libraries evolve from being used in
real applications. Many applications.
sayeth a low-level guy (if I understand correctly), which will
certainly create a distinct perspective about what you would
like to see in the standard library, and yet this may not be
the right thing for the language as a whole.
I am both low-level and high level, but D's primary advantage
is that it allows low level programming.
Surely, that is C's primary advantage! The whole point of D is
that it doesn't just have one primary advantage, and that is why
the front page no longer describes it is as a systems language,
even though it's approaching suitable as such.
fwiw, people that do use D on a serious scale have remarked
that the richness of the standard library (even as it stands
today) was a major advantage - in bioinformatics, at a London
hedge fund, and I think AdRoll.
Do you consider Angular to be low level? It was used in 100s if
not 1000s of applications, but was considered inadequate and
scrapped in favour of Angular2. This is the typical pattern for
libraries and frameworks.
I really don't see how this relates to the point at hand. You
seemed to suggest that the standard library should be small, and
I pointed out that many serious users in industries that are
likely to be key markets for D do say that they find what's
provided in the standard library to be quite appealing. Nothing
lasts forever, and all is change - that's something I agree with.
But it doesn't seem to have much bearing on the decision about
what to put in the standard library. Your suggestions that
because some cloud environments don't have a conventional file
system, D perhaps shouldn't even have this in the standard
library really seemed to me to be a reductio ad absurdum of your
own argument. Of course there will be lots there that one
doesn't need and can't use. But over time things that were once
cutting edge become bog standard, and it makes sense to have
coherence and convenience rather than to have to search out the
best library for the purpose each time.