On Friday, 23 February 2018 at 09:48:33 UTC, Norm wrote:
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.
Yes, it's regularly mentioned, and indeed D makes a nice Python rival in some use-cases like scientific computing. Usually you don't need a fast native language for scripts though, but having to only learn a single language ecosystem can still be helpful.