Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 01:54 UTC
General Development Walter Bright talks about D and his desire to improve on systems programming languages. Many successful concepts from other languages like JavaScript, PERL, Ruby, Lisp, Ada, Erlang, Python, etc., have had a significant influence on D, he says. He adds: "D 1.0 was pretty straightforward stuff, being features that were adapted from well-trod experience in other languages. D 2.0 has ventured into unexplored territory that doesn't have a track record in other languages. Since these capabilities are unproven, they generate some healthy skepticism. Only time will tell."
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I've been watching D
by Nycran on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 03:42 UTC
Nycran
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2006-02-06

Taken from the article: "D will be the first choice of languages for systems and applications work that require high performance along with high programmer productivity."

If this can be achieved, I'll be all over it. For some time now I've wanted an environment that produces fast native code but with the productivity of environments like .Net and Realbasic. Hopefully when D V2 goes gold we'll have something to really take programming to the next level.

Edited 2008-07-22 03:44 UTC

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RE: I've been watching D
by YEPHENAS on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 05:19 in reply to "I've been watching D"
YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

Taken from the article: "D will be the first choice of languages for systems and applications work that require high performance along with high programmer productivity."

There is already such a language: it's called Eiffel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_(programming_language)

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RE[2]: I've been watching D
by renox on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 07:38 in reply to "RE: I've been watching D"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Is Eiffel really used as a system language?
I doubt it.

As an application development language, sure.

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RE: I've been watching D
by mksoft on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 17:48 in reply to "I've been watching D"
mksoft Member since:
2006-02-25

Try FreePascal:

http://www.freepascal.org/

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