On 02/09/2018 04:27 PM, Jonathan M Davis wrote:


I have to agree with all of this. I've never found D as a whole to be overly
complicated. C++ wins _that_ contest hands down. And I've found languages
like Java to be overly simple (e.g. one of my professors in college said
that Java didn't become a real language until they added generics, because
that actually added some complexity to it). IMHO, any language that's really
worth using isn't going to be simple.


*nod, nod*

Any task has an inherent level of complexity. That complexity can be either be in the language, or in the user code. Your choice.

And then there's C++ which manages to CREATE extra needless complexity on both sides, thereby falsely convincing entire generations of programmers that langauge complexity is inherently bad. No, it's *unnecessary* complexity that's bad.


I originally ended up finding D, because I wanted
a language with some of the safety features that Java had but without losing
all of the power of C++. C++ had too many problems that resulted in bugs,
and Java had stripped out too many features in comparison.

*Exactly* what led me to D, too. :)

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