Linked by Owen Anderson on Mon 19th Apr 2004 05:43 UTC
General Development For years the development scene has been dominated by the C family of languages, primarily C itself and its immediate successor C++. Recent years have given rise to other C-descendents, however, such as Sun's Java and Microsoft's C#.
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by Allan Sandfeld on Mon 19th Apr 2004 12:37 UTC

You can not have a garbage-collected system-mprogramming language. Garbage-collection is fine for some GUI operations, and other non-critical applications, but in a kernel it is just not an option. There is absolutely no way D can be classified as a system-programming language, but I wish it all of luck to compete against compiled Java and C#.