On Friday, February 23, 2018 10:57:21 Martin Nowak via Digitalmars-d-
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> On Friday, 23 February 2018 at 10:48:10 UTC, psychoticRabbit
>
> wrote:
> > If D just wants to become a compiled scripting language...good
> > luck to it.
>
> That's certainly not the goal, but as with every tool people
> become very familiar with, it's used creatively for things other
> than initially intended.

And D has a lot of the easy-of-use that folks like to attribute to scripting
languages. Thanks to how hard stuff like string processing is in C/C++,
there's frequently a perception that compiled languages are hard to use for
a lot of stuff that folks like to use scripting languages for, whereas that
really has nothing to do with whether the language is compiled or not. And D
is much more on-par with scripting languages in that regard even though it's
compiled. So, if someone uses a scripting language because of its
use-of-use, D frequently works for those use cases just as well.

There's no requirement that a compiled language be used for large programs
or that it be hard to use for simple tasks. And D can be used for a whole
range of program sizes and tasks. It's a solid general purpose language, and
small scripts fit into that just as well as large applications do.

- Jonathan M Davis

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