digitalmars.D - C++ lover / D newbie / future D lover :-)
- Almeida <Almeida_member pathlink.com> Jul 13 2004
Only now I came across this, I'm happy to know that a finished D version is about to come out, and I just have to say: congratulations for achieving in 3 years what others couldn't in nearly 20 (even if you're learning from their mistakes). I use C++ for numerical purposes, and am still hoping... maybe in vain... that one day C++ will EASILY combine it's broad-range polymorphism with efficiency. Languages like Java and pseudo-languages like C# (which I very much dislike for its unability to bring anything new at all) have disappointed me in this old C++ promise. Today, I saw that D will finally deliver that promise. As a potencial (and potencially happy) user, I only hope D remains an open source project, and that it is largely compatible to C++ (although not to the extent that C++ is to C) to make sure that the maximum people get to use it... I'm afraid my boss might even drop FORTRAN for it. Even as complete stranger, I will be more than happy to help with anything...
Jul 13 2004