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D - Why D?

reply dsham4n yahoo.com writes:
Hello,

First of all I feel I have to congratulate the author of this wonderful new
programming language. I think this is a very succesful accomplishment.

I am a C++ Programmer for more than 15 years now and, only recently, got to know
about D's existence.

I have read DigitalMars.com's [main] article on D (with C/C++ comparisons), but
I would like to know what an actual D programmer (if possible, a former C++ one,
like myself) is feeling by using this promissing new (C upgraded) programming
language.

Thanks very much for your time,

David

PS: Could you send your replies to dsham4n(at)yahoo(dot)com please? (use the CC
field)
Apr 22 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
 I have read DigitalMars.com's [main] article on D (with C/C++ comparisons), but
 I would like to know what an actual D programmer (if possible, a former C++

 like myself) is feeling by using this promissing new (C upgraded) programming
 language.

Mostly happy. I'm looking forward to the language enhancements that will be provided for DTL to go live, as I think that will add a lot of power to other people's work also. I'm still unhappy about: - default implicit exception - lack of free operators - lack of implicit instantiation of template functions - lack of threading support (such as intrinsic atomic operations, and a wide range of synchronisation types) - the lack of good error messages in the compiler - the lack of user-supplied messages in asserts But some of these may be addressed, and the rest of the language makes me pretty happy.
Apr 24 2004
parent J Anderson <REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> writes:
Matthew wrote:

I have read DigitalMars.com's [main] article on D (with C/C++ comparisons), but
I would like to know what an actual D programmer (if possible, a former C++
    

like myself) is feeling by using this promissing new (C upgraded) programming
language.
    

Mostly happy. I'm looking forward to the language enhancements that will be provided for DTL to go live, as I think that will add a lot of power to other people's work also. I'm still unhappy about: - default implicit exception - lack of free operators - lack of implicit instantiation of template functions - lack of threading support (such as intrinsic atomic operations, and a wide range of synchronisation types) - the lack of good error messages in the compiler - the lack of user-supplied messages in asserts But some of these may be addressed, and the rest of the language makes me pretty happy.

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?PendingPeeves list. -- -Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
Apr 24 2004