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reply ShinraTensei <luka.slijepcevic94 gmail.com> writes:
I recently noticed massive increase in new languages for a person 
to jump into(Nim, Rust, Go...etc) but my question is weather the 
D is actually used anywhere or are there chances of it dying 
anytime soon.
So far I've tried a while bunch of languages and i do like D the 
most, since i am used to C/C++ syntax also Java a bit, but i 
don't like Java.
Now i'm trying to can C/C++ and get accustomed to something more 
modern so D is my choice unless its a dead language.
I'm not looking into D for job opportunities. Just writing 
programs for my own amusement and maybe even profit some day.
Dec 21 2015
next sibling parent Adam D. Ruppe <destructionator gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 03:30:32 UTC, ShinraTensei wrote:
 my question is weather the D is actually used anywhere
D rox and is used by a lot of people.
 are there chances of it dying anytime soon.
It can never die as long as we remember it...
Dec 21 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent Rikki Cattermole <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On 22/12/15 4:30 PM, ShinraTensei wrote:
 I recently noticed massive increase in new languages for a person to
 jump into(Nim, Rust, Go...etc) but my question is weather the D is
 actually used anywhere or are there chances of it dying anytime soon.
 So far I've tried a while bunch of languages and i do like D the most,
 since i am used to C/C++ syntax also Java a bit, but i don't like Java.
 Now i'm trying to can C/C++ and get accustomed to something more modern
 so D is my choice unless its a dead language.
 I'm not looking into D for job opportunities. Just writing programs for
 my own amusement and maybe even profit some day.
D is most certainly not a dead language. We grow fairly slowly, but we are most certainly growing. We play the long game, slow but steady.
Dec 21 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent reply ShinraTensei <luka.slijepcevic94 gmail.com> writes:
Thank you for your insights.
I've decided to stick with D.

A friend of mine told me that my post might have sounded a bit 
trollish i assure you that was not the case.

Also i never used any mailing lists so wasn't sure who to reply 
to so i replied to myself.
Dec 21 2015
next sibling parent Rikki Cattermole <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
On 22/12/15 4:43 PM, ShinraTensei wrote:
 Thank you for your insights.
 I've decided to stick with D.

 A friend of mine told me that my post might have sounded a bit trollish
 i assure you that was not the case.
No no it is fine for D.learn. It shows that you are willing to learn actually try instead of trolling.
 Also i never used any mailing lists so wasn't sure who to reply to so i
 replied to myself.
No worries. You're welcome to join us on Freenode #d.
Dec 21 2015
prev sibling parent reply Cavanni <c vanni.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 03:43:24 UTC, ShinraTensei wrote:
 A friend of mine told me that my post might have sounded a bit 
 trollish i assure you that was not the case.
In fact it sounds very nonsense to me. You know.... you just came here asking on a "D FORUM" if the "D Programming Language" will die anytime soon... So... expecting what? A fan confirming this?
Dec 22 2015
parent ShinraTensei <luka.slijepcevic94 gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 21:58:24 UTC, Cavanni wrote:
 On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 03:43:24 UTC, ShinraTensei 
 wrote:
 A friend of mine told me that my post might have sounded a bit 
 trollish i assure you that was not the case.
In fact it sounds very nonsense to me. You know.... you just came here asking on a "D FORUM" if the "D Programming Language" will die anytime soon... So... expecting what? A fan confirming this?
Actually yes. Even though people here are obviously fan's of D, a person is still capable of giving unbiased opinion of it. I am fan of many things i can certainly say aren't doing all that good and i still remain a fan.
Dec 22 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent =?UTF-8?Q?Ali_=c3=87ehreli?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
On 12/21/2015 07:30 PM, ShinraTensei wrote:

 I'm not looking into D for job opportunities.
Even so, we may start hearing more and more D job openings. I've heard about yet another San Francisco startup where individual teams pick their own language and one of their teams uses D. (I don't know which company yet.) Ali
Dec 21 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent reply bachmeier <no spam.net> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 03:30:32 UTC, ShinraTensei wrote:
 I recently noticed massive increase in new languages for a 
 person to jump into(Nim, Rust, Go...etc) but my question is 
 weather the D is actually used anywhere or are there chances of 
 it dying anytime soon.
 So far I've tried a while bunch of languages and i do like D 
 the most, since i am used to C/C++ syntax also Java a bit, but 
 i don't like Java.
 Now i'm trying to can C/C++ and get accustomed to something 
 more modern so D is my choice unless its a dead language.
 I'm not looking into D for job opportunities. Just writing 
 programs for my own amusement and maybe even profit some day.
I know this question has been answered, but I wanted to provide some hard facts for future visitors. 1. Downloads of the DMD compiler have been fluctuating between 1000 and 1600 per day: http://erdani.com/d/downloads.daily.png That number only captures downloads of one compiler from one source. 2. Books on the language. Packt published D Cookbook in 2014. They have already published Learning D in 2015 and will be publishing D Web Development in January. Clearly, in that publisher's experience, D is becoming a sufficiently popular language to invest in it. Other books (not with that publisher) are currently in progress. 3. The D Language Foundation. Andrei quit his job a few months ago to work on D and the D Language Foundation full time. http://forum.dlang.org/post/xsqrdgwnzehdmfmvcznn forum.dlang.org 4. The large number of participants on the main development forum. Not all of them contribute, but it indicates a strong interest in the language to post there.
Dec 22 2015
parent Basile Burg <basile.b gmx.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 11:42:42 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
 1. Downloads of the DMD compiler have been fluctuating between 
 1000 and 1600 per day:

 http://erdani.com/d/downloads.daily.png
To this you can add 75dl per day for ldc: http://www.somsubhra.com/github-release-stats/?username=ldc-developers&repository=ldc They'll reach 60K (overlall) this week.
Feb 08
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Jakob Jenkov <jakob jenkov.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 03:30:32 UTC, ShinraTensei wrote:
 I recently noticed massive increase in new languages for a 
 person to jump into(Nim, Rust, Go...etc) but my question is 
 weather the D is actually used anywhere or are there chances of 
 it dying anytime soon.
Check out Google Trends. Searches for D Tutorial still beats searches for Scala Tutorial by a big margin: https://google.com/trends/explore#q=d%20tutorial%2C%20scala%20tutorial
Dec 22 2015
parent reply ZombineDev <valid_email he.re> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 17:49:34 UTC, Jakob Jenkov wrote:
 On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 03:30:32 UTC, ShinraTensei 
 wrote:
 I recently noticed massive increase in new languages for a 
 person to jump into(Nim, Rust, Go...etc) but my question is 
 weather the D is actually used anywhere or are there chances 
 of it dying anytime soon.
Check out Google Trends. Searches for D Tutorial still beats searches for Scala Tutorial by a big margin: https://google.com/trends/explore#q=d%20tutorial%2C%20scala%20tutorial
Google Trends shows something interesting: https://google.com/trends/explore#q=%2Fm%2F01kbt7%2C%20%2Fm%2F0dsbpg6%2C%20%2Fm%2F091hdj%2C%20%2Fm%2F03j_q%2C%20C%2B%2B&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT-2
Dec 22 2015
next sibling parent thedeemon <dlang thedeemon.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 21:38:22 UTC, ZombineDev wrote:
 Google Trends shows something interesting:
 https://google.com/trends/explore#q=%2Fm%2F01kbt7%2C%20%2Fm%2F0dsbpg6%2C%20%2Fm%2F091hdj%2C%20%2Fm%2F03j_q%2C%20C%2B%2B&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT-2
Today I Learned C++ is most interested by in Ethiopia. ;)
Dec 23 2015
prev sibling parent reply rsw0x <anonymous anonymous.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 21:38:22 UTC, ZombineDev wrote:
 On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 17:49:34 UTC, Jakob Jenkov 
 wrote:
 On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 03:30:32 UTC, ShinraTensei 
 wrote:
 I recently noticed massive increase in new languages for a 
 person to jump into(Nim, Rust, Go...etc) but my question is 
 weather the D is actually used anywhere or are there chances 
 of it dying anytime soon.
Check out Google Trends. Searches for D Tutorial still beats searches for Scala Tutorial by a big margin: https://google.com/trends/explore#q=d%20tutorial%2C%20scala%20tutorial
Google Trends shows something interesting: https://google.com/trends/explore#q=%2Fm%2F01kbt7%2C%20%2Fm%2F0dsbpg6%2C%20%2Fm%2F091hdj%2C%20%2Fm%2F03j_q%2C%20C%2B%2B&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT-2
restrict it to 'programming' to get a more accurate assessment of D. https://google.com/trends/explore#cat=0-5-31&q=%2Fm%2F01kbt7%2C%20%2Fm%2F0dsbpg6%2C%20%2Fm%2F091hdj%2C%20%2Fm%2F03j_q&date=1%2F2010%2061m&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT-2 removed C++ because it just dwarfs the others. D, as I expected, has a massive following in Japan. I'm still not quite sure why.
Dec 23 2015
next sibling parent Ola Fosheim =?UTF-8?B?R3LDuHN0YWQ=?= writes:
On Thursday, 24 December 2015 at 00:16:16 UTC, rsw0x wrote:
 restrict it to 'programming' to get a more accurate assessment 
 of D.
 https://google.com/trends/explore#cat=0-5-31&q=%2Fm%2F01kbt7%2C%20%2Fm%2F0dsbpg6%2C%20%2Fm%2F091hdj%2C%20%2Fm%2F03j_q&date=1%2F2010%2061m&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT-2

 removed C++ because it just dwarfs the others.
 D, as I expected, has a massive following in Japan. I'm still 
 not quite sure why.
3 d language 3 d programming ?
Dec 23 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Craig Dillabaugh <craig.dillabaugh gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 24 December 2015 at 00:16:16 UTC, rsw0x wrote:
 On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 21:38:22 UTC, ZombineDev wrote:
 On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 17:49:34 UTC, Jakob Jenkov 
 wrote:
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 removed C++ because it just dwarfs the others.
 D, as I expected, has a massive following in Japan. I'm still 
 not quite sure why.
Hey, this can be D's theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg6rp20OGLo
Dec 23 2015
parent ShinraTensei <luka.slijepcevic94 gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 24 December 2015 at 05:44:03 UTC, Craig Dillabaugh 
wrote:
 On Thursday, 24 December 2015 at 00:16:16 UTC, rsw0x wrote:
 On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 21:38:22 UTC, ZombineDev wrote:
 On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 17:49:34 UTC, Jakob Jenkov 
 wrote:
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 removed C++ because it just dwarfs the others.
 D, as I expected, has a massive following in Japan. I'm still 
 not quite sure why.
Hey, this can be D's theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg6rp20OGLo
I strangely find this more fitting. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls3rD8VfiSY
Dec 24 2015
prev sibling parent reply "H. S. Teoh via Digitalmars-d-learn" <digitalmars-d-learn puremagic.com> writes:
On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 12:16:16AM +0000, rsw0x via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
[...]
 D, as I expected, has a massive following in Japan. I'm still not
 quite sure why.
Maybe because one of the most prolific contributors to D, esp. to dmd, (and by far) happens to be from Japan? T -- Many open minds should be closed for repairs. -- K5 user
Dec 23 2015
parent reply rsw0x <anonymous anonymous.com> writes:
On Thursday, 24 December 2015 at 06:10:55 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
 On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 12:16:16AM +0000, rsw0x via 
 Digitalmars-d-learn wrote: [...]
 D, as I expected, has a massive following in Japan. I'm still 
 not quite sure why.
Maybe because one of the most prolific contributors to D, esp. to dmd, (and by far) happens to be from Japan? T
I'm aware of Kenji, I'm just not sure why because I never notice that many Japanese posters here. It seems quite popular on Twitter with Japanese users though which is why I'm familiar with its popularity in Japan.
Dec 23 2015
parent "H. S. Teoh via Digitalmars-d-learn" <digitalmars-d-learn puremagic.com> writes:
On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 07:19:20AM +0000, rsw0x via Digitalmars-d-learn wrote:
 On Thursday, 24 December 2015 at 06:10:55 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 12:16:16AM +0000, rsw0x via Digitalmars-d-learn
wrote: [...]
D, as I expected, has a massive following in Japan. I'm still not
quite sure why.
Maybe because one of the most prolific contributors to D, esp. to dmd, (and by far) happens to be from Japan? T
I'm aware of Kenji, I'm just not sure why because I never notice that many Japanese posters here.
[...] Maybe because this forum is English-based? Just a conjecture. T -- Perhaps the most widespread illusion is that if we were in power we would behave very differently from those who now hold it---when, in truth, in order to get power we would have to become very much like them. -- Unknown
Dec 23 2015
prev sibling next sibling parent D <d d.d> writes:
I'm doing quite well, thank you.
Dec 23 2015
prev sibling parent beck <cabing_2005 126.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 22 December 2015 at 03:30:32 UTC, ShinraTensei wrote:
 I recently noticed massive increase in new languages for a 
 person to jump into(Nim, Rust, Go...etc) but my question is 
 weather the D is actually used anywhere or are there chances of 
 it dying anytime soon.
 So far I've tried a while bunch of languages and i do like D 
 the most, since i am used to C/C++ syntax also Java a bit, but 
 i don't like Java.
 Now i'm trying to can C/C++ and get accustomed to something 
 more modern so D is my choice unless its a dead language.
 I'm not looking into D for job opportunities. Just writing 
 programs for my own amusement and maybe even profit some day.
my english is not good ~_~ i have the same question to ask. before i have deeper learn and use on D in china,we have more attention to GO or Rust . even not have a job provided for D programer. i am excited by the news for the answers.
Dec 24 2015