On Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at 18:27:57 UTC, Ilya Yaroshenko wrote:
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:

  a. https://github.com/libmir/mir
  b. https://github.com/libmir/mir-algorithm
  c. https://github.com/libmir/mir-cpuid
  d. https://github.com/libmir/mir-random
  e. https://github.com/libmir/dcv - D Computer Vision Library
  f. std.experimental.ndslice


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

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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 GSoC 2017.


I agree on GSOC 2017, but you should provide some sort of guidance or support. I hope Mir gets more attention!

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