On Tuesday, 26 July 2016 at 15:11:00 UTC, llaine wrote:
why it isn't the "big thing" already.

1. Less easy to explain

A big selling point is that D is good in all directions, and stupidly easy to apply in many situations.

That is a lot harder to explain that a simple value proposal like "let's pretend we solved multithreading!" or "let's pretend we solved bugs!".

Competitors concentrate their communications on one or two problems to be solved. D is more of an enabler thing, so many people who eg. don't know what meta-programming allows don't miss it in day-to-day operations.

2. Social Proof

I would wager that in large part the D community is vaccinated against taking decisions by social proof alone. But we need ever more stories like "that rich/trendy company is making loads of money with D".

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