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reply Justin Johansson <no spam.com> writes:
It's been a few months now since Andrei's TDPL has been published.

May I ask (of Andrei) if the sales volume of TDPL indicate a growing
user base for D?

Perhaps Nick S might like to conduct another micropoll to review
delta in uptake.

Cheers
Justin Johansson
Sep 16 2010
next sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 9/16/10 9:23 CDT, Justin Johansson wrote:
 It's been a few months now since Andrei's TDPL has been published.

 May I ask (of Andrei) if the sales volume of TDPL indicate a growing
 user base for D?

I receive a statement every six months from the publisher, and the next one should come, I think, around October. Until then, one indicator is the Amazon sales rank, which right now is around 150K (lower is better; this is not a great rank). A large jump in adoption hasn't happened at least for now. Andrei
Sep 16 2010
parent Marianne Gagnon <auria.mg gmail.com> writes:
 I receive a statement every six months from the publisher, and the next 
 one should come, I think, around October. Until then, one indicator is 
 the Amazon sales rank, which right now is around 150K (lower is better; 
 this is not a great rank). A large jump in adoption hasn't happened at 
 least for now.
 

Given the lack of stability of D, this is not unexpected to me; but as D's implementation matures and becomes more stable, then I expect we could see a slow but steady increase in use -- Auria
Sep 16 2010
prev sibling parent reply "Paulo Pinto" <pjmlp progtools.org> writes:
Not from me.

I did bought the book and found it a nice reading.

But I cannot find any killer feature in D that would make me switch 
language, at least for the type
of development of I do.

I imagine there can be many readers out there like me.

--
Paulo

"Justin Johansson" <no spam.com> wrote in message 
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 It's been a few months now since Andrei's TDPL has been published.

 May I ask (of Andrei) if the sales volume of TDPL indicate a growing
 user base for D?

 Perhaps Nick S might like to conduct another micropoll to review
 delta in uptake.

 Cheers
 Justin Johansson 

Sep 17 2010
parent Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg gmx.com> writes:
On Friday, September 17, 2010 07:16:54 Paulo Pinto wrote:
 Not from me.
 
 I did bought the book and found it a nice reading.
 
 But I cannot find any killer feature in D that would make me switch
 language, at least for the type
 of development of I do.
 
 I imagine there can be many readers out there like me.

D is definitely more pleasant to use than C++ or Java, but it's the summation of a lot of little things being better rather than there being any particular, killer feature. The result is that I'd much rather program in D than other languages such as C++ or Java, but it's hard to convince anyone to switch over. Too many of the improvements are incremental and not enough are major for them to be convincing for anyone who hasn't actively developed in D. - Jonathan M Davis
Sep 17 2010