On Friday, 23 February 2018 at 04:06:23 UTC, psychoticRabbit wrote:

Third, making D more and more like a quick scripting/hacking language (by removing or hiding so called 'noise', is not a good idea in my opinion. That too seemed to be a motivator for at some aspect of the change.

This import feature and surrounding discussion I couldn't care less about but I have to chime in and disagree with this particular point. Ability to quickly script in D was a big selling point for D at my workplace, I'd say *the* feature that got uninterested developers listening and trying the language. Being able to replace their Python scripts with a fast native language that is also used for application and drivers development was a winning formula.


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