On Monday, 5 December 2016 at 17:18:25 UTC, e-y-e wrote:
Currently I have been learning D for about a year and a half.
This may seem like a short time, but this is the longest I have
stuck with any language. I have only been learning for 4 years
and I am currently in university studying first year of
computer systems engineering.
My main problem is that now I am looking for industry
placements, it is clear that in this field C and C++ are highly
desired. I have used C++ prior to discovering D, but much of my
learning curve has occured while using D, and I feel quite
comfortable using it. Using D makes me look back at what a
great language it is compared to C++ (I know it can also be
compared to C but I haven't used C).
So I don't want to go back. It isn't as if I have a career in
C++ (like I know some people here have) and use D (only) for
pleasure so I have no real knowledge of how things I write in D
compare to what I would do in C++ (and none whatsoever for C).
Does anyone have any advice for me? Obviously I'm going to have
to make this leap and the organizations will have their own
ecosystem but while I'm learning how can I replace some of the
great things about D? Things like built-in unittests, sane
static if, painless CTFE, ranges, or even just the DUB package
Failing that, think of this as another one of those 'D is
great!' posts ;). And whatever happens, I'll certainly try and
convince my host company to use it...
I'm an academic, so no useful advice. I was reminded when reading
your post of all the comments from Lisp, Scheme, Haskell, and
[insert language] users that are able to choose their language
for much of their job. Many use Lisp. Just not for production. An
advantage of D is that you can mix C/C++ with D, so that
increases the chance of using it.