On Monday, 2 July 2018 at 18:03:25 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
On Saturday, 30 June 2018 at 03:02:15 UTC, Joakim wrote:
The future of native code will be replacing scripting
languages. D is really good at that task.
This will never happen, doesn't matter how good D is at it,
they will always be better because they sacrifice performance
for ease of use.
I think it depends on a couple of factors. First, some of us
prefer static typing, but until a few years ago, the POS known
as Java was the best available language with static typing. As
languages like D build up libraries that make it easy to
replace the functionality of scripting languages, many of us
will move. Second, scripting languages lose their ease of use
advantages quickly once performance becomes an issue. As data
science and web services continue to grow at a fast pace, more
programs are being written for which performance will
eventually be an issue.
AFAIK, nobody in the broader community was ever told that the
D foundation money would be used to fund a bunch of Romanian
interns, it just happened.
My understanding is that a lot of that was funded by Andrei
(but maybe I am wrong) so I have never had a problem with that
decision. Where it does cause problems is that anyone else,
myself included, may not be eager to donate for that reason
because it's not what we feel is going to help with adoption of
the language. As you mentioned, some work on IDEs is being
funded, but even then it appears to be one IDE for Windows
Windows? It's not an IDE. Its a text editor by Microsoft called
Visual Studio Code and it's cross platform. The D extension is
the most capable cross platform option. I use it on Linux an it
works really well. I wouldn't hesitate to donate money just to
see it gain further improvements. Its really awesome.
When I see people complaining about lack of D support for code
editors...I wonder if they make effort to assert their complaints.
If course D cannot be supported on every ide/text editor. Popular
ones are well supported. Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code
being the best IMO. However, sublime, vim, and monodevelop have
good support too.
Maybe they should mention what they're not getting from supported
That's not relevant to anything I'm doing. It's better if I
contribute by improving the ecosystem in a way that helps
others doing the same things.
D has a very diverse use case so the generalization is moot. For
example I prefer having the gc manage memory for me...For most of
the things I do with D...contrary to other opinions.