On Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at 18:27:57 UTC, Ilya Yaroshenko
1. Why your company uses D?
a. D is the best
b. We like D
c. I like D and my company allowed me to use D
d. My head like D
e. Because marketing reasons
f. Because my company can be more efficient with D for some
tasks then with any other system language
I use D only privately so far.
2. Does your company uses C/C++, Java, Scala, Go, Rust?
I've seen C, C++, and Java being used.
3. If yes, what the reasons to do not use D instead?
Nobody ever heard of the language (this holds true pretty much in
every discussion I have on the topic)
2. Have you use one of the following Mir projects in production:
e. https://github.com/libmir/dcv - D Computer Vision Library
3. If Yes, can Mir community use your company's logo in a
section "Used by" or similar.
4. Have you use one of the following Tamedia projects in your
I've used asdf for configuration files, it works very well
for shortening development time.
5. What D misses to be commercially successful languages?
My two cents:
- "Name" backing by a well-known (i.e. internationally famous)
- Viral marketing ("spread the D")
- Fix or removal of all the little things that may make someone
go "ugh, wtf?". I'm looking at you, `shared`, and your missing
memory barriers, or you, `std.parallelism.taskPool`, and your
non-daemon "daemon" threads. Privately I can work around them
since it's my own time, but I don't expect many people in big
companies (see first point) with a deadline to want to put up
- Tooling, though that's been getting better
- Phobos without GC (where possible)
- std.experimental.allocator -> std.allocator and promote it as
*the* memory management interface for D. Seriously. With it I can
even allocate and pass delegates to C in an intuitive way (see
 and ).
6. Why many topnotch system projects use C programming language
Don't know if the premise holds, but if it does I'd wager it's
because people who *do* write topnotch (system) software can do
so in *any* (system) language that's asked of them - since in the
end the topnotch comes from the person writing the code, not the
language ("ignorance (of a language) can be remedied, stupid is
forever") - and C has the de facto corporate monopoly of being
asked to write in.