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"
i think it is the ecosystem. we do not have a better ecosystem to
offer and accommodate c++ developers. by ecosystem i mean, things
that take the pain out of a c++ developer and make them solely
focus on their code. we don't have an IDE, we don't have one
perfect, portable GUI library, we don't have a better build
system, we don't even have a migration guide for them. (d for c++
developers page does not count) we only have a better and easier
language. that's all we have. otherwise i do not think c++
developers are sadomasochists that would do this torture to