On Tuesday, 26 July 2016 at 15:11:00 UTC, llaine wrote:
I'm using D since a few month now and I was wondering why
people don't jump onto it that much and why it isn't the "big
web I found Vibe.d more interesting and efficient than node.js
I agree that you have to be pragmatic and choose the right
tools for the right jobs but I would be interested to have
other opinion on thoses questions.
My personal opinion is that the two biggest problems are
1) it has no unique selling point (USP):
Rust - memory-safety, Go/NodeJS - web app, Python/Julia -
scientific computing, R - statistics, Matlab/Mathematica/Octave -
numerical programming, Haskell -
pure functional, C - kernels, controllers, embedded
While the Areas of D Usage
(https://dlang.org/areas-of-d-usage.html) is just a brief
overview, D can compete with all of these areas.
2) It has no big player with money behind it.
Rust (Mozilla), Go (Google), NodeJs (Joyent), ... - having
dedicated resources helps a lot to let a project takeoff.
That being said it's an awesome language that can rule them all,
adoption is rising slowly, but steadily & hopefully with the D
Foundation being a non-profit organization real money
(http://forum.dlang.org/post/qaskprdxmshpabara...@forum.dlang.org) flows in.