On Sunday, 4 February 2018 at 11:14:43 UTC, JN wrote:
On Friday, 2 February 2018 at 15:06:35 UTC, Benny wrote:
You want to produce PDFs? fpdf 2015-Apr-06, a very limited PDF
generation tool last updated 3 years go.
While not as trivial as just using a dub package, D easy
interop with C means you can use C libraries for PDF like
libharu or w/e.
* Are you targeting C developers?
Sure BetterC is a way towards that but again, what do you
offer more then Rust?
Overloading, templates, compile time features are arguably "more
I see C developers more going for Rust then D on this point.
Maybe, Rust is a decent language, and it appears to be getting
better faster than D is. I recall the announcement of an
experimental precise GC for D in 2013 or so, and Andrei at the
time made it clear that a precise GC would be worth it even at
some cost in performance. I don't think D will ever get a precise
GC. Maybe the Rust and "Modern C++" guys are right and it's not
worth it in a systems programming language?
Personally I agree that BetterC isn't a good alternative for C
programmers. Sure, you get some benefits of D, but you will
lose many benefits of C
Which benefits of C are lost?
and you'll have to constantly fight "wait, can I use this in
BetterC or not" kind of thing.
Fair point, but that's a quality of implementation thing. I can
imagine that in 6 months betterC is better supported on all
platforms, and better documented.