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'm the only person I personally know who uses D. I mainly use it
for personal projects. I like it because the other languages I
more often use, like R or Python, are just not sufficient for
some purposes. I've tried C++, but I like D a lot more.
2. Does your company uses C/C++, Java, Scala, Go, Rust?
Not my group, but I imagine other parts.
3. If yes, what the reasons to do not use D instead?
2. Have you use one of the following Mir projects in production:
e. https://github.com/libmir/dcv - D Computer Vision Library
Not in production, but in personal projects.
5. What D misses to be commercially successful languages?
I would probably say libraries is most important. Mir is a great
advance. I've been applauding your work all the way through.
There are two things that I think Mir needs most (and we've
talked about them before as things you were thinking about) and
then a third is a nice-to-have
1) A higher level layer with more convenient syntax for Mir-Glas
2) Lapack support (eigenvalues, svd, & cholesky/qr decompositions)
3) D compute support (would be nice to easily offload big
computations to GPU)
Other stuff I would find useful:
1) R integration (I know someone's done work on this, but it's
hard to find and I don't remember if it works on Windows. Really
just needs a champion)
2) Stan (http://mc-stan.org/) interface
All my current D project are finished. Probably I will use
other languages for production this year, Java/Go/whatever. Mir
libraries are amazing and good quality. If you use them this
would be a good motivation for us to improve the docs and
provide regular updates. Plus, it can be enchanted during the
I agree on GSOC 2017, but you should provide some sort of
guidance or support. I hope Mir gets more attention!