On Thursday, 8 February 2018 at 15:29:08 UTC, Ralph Doncaster
On Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at 22:31:58 UTC, John Gabriele
I'm not sure how long dub has been around, but having an easy
to use CPAN-alike (online module repo) is HUGE. Dub is great
for sales. The better dub and the repo gets, the more
attractive D gets.
I completely agree that the availability of libraries is a huge
factor. I almost gave up on D because of the limited amount of
3rd party libs.
I think just improving the search function would help.
Comes up with nothing, so I started porting a sha3/keccak lib
from C to D. Then someone pointed out botan has sha3 support,
which can be found if you search for "crypto"
The opposite situation you may see, when searching for mysql:
You will get 9 packages listed. Which should I take?
If you click on everyone, you will realize, that some of them are
forks of other.
And the version number of mysql-native at the top, just recently
increased so strong, that it makes a different.
The minimum additional information which should be listed - I
think - is the number of downloads and GitHub stars.
I know that there is work behind the scene to find some kind of
weighted sort, this would be cool, but just displaying the GitHub
voting might help a lot.