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reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Results for the "therighttool" site about D:
http://therighttool.hammerprinciple.com/languages/d

It seems lot of people thinks "This language is likely to be a passing fad"
about D.

Bye,
bearophile
May 19 2010
next sibling parent reply Bill Baxter <wbaxter gmail.com> writes:
On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 3:18 AM, bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> wrote:
 Results for the "therighttool" site about D:
 http://therighttool.hammerprinciple.com/languages/d

 It seems lot of people thinks "This language is likely to be a passing fad"
about D.

Interesting. But they seem to think the same about a lot of languages that don't yet have a shelf of books in every bookstore devoted to them: http://therighttool.hammerprinciple.com/statements/this-language-is-likely-to-be-a-passing-fad (Ruby onward, the actual score for "this is a fad" must be relatively low, because it doesn't appear in the list of top attributes when you click on the language itself.) --bb
May 19 2010
parent Neob Stojec <a a.com> writes:
Bill Baxter Wrote:

 On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 3:18 AM, bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> wrote:
 Results for the "therighttool" site about D:
 http://therighttool.hammerprinciple.com/languages/d

 It seems lot of people thinks "This language is likely to be a passing fad"
about D.

Interesting. But they seem to think the same about a lot of languages that don't yet have a shelf of books in every bookstore devoted to them: http://therighttool.hammerprinciple.com/statements/this-language-is-likely-to-be-a-passing-fad (Ruby onward, the actual score for "this is a fad" must be relatively low, because it doesn't appear in the list of top attributes when you click on the language itself.) --bb

They also seem to think so about PHP, wich is still the only language that is widely supported by shared hosts, and the only language that many of people who make small and medium sized sites know. It won't die any time soon, as much as i want it to.
May 19 2010
prev sibling parent Justin Johansson <no spam.com> writes:
bearophile wrote:
 Results for the "therighttool" site about D:
 http://therighttool.hammerprinciple.com/languages/d
 
 It seems lot of people thinks "This language is likely to be a passing fad"
about D.
 
 Bye,
 bearophile

Fads are generally things that are significantly popular for at least some duration greater than Planck time. D has its band of Robin Hood(s) and Many Merry (Wo)Men, and though it has existed for significantly longer than Planck time it can hardly be said that D has at any instant been significantly popular. This is not a comment on the worth of D as a programming language; simply an observation that D does not meet the definition of a fad by any stretch. Cheers Justin Johansson
May 19 2010