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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RE: D-lite?
by renox on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 11:46 UTC in reply to "D-lite?"
renox
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2005-07-06

Agreed, that's why I advocated in D's newsgroup that lazily evaluated code should be enclosed in {}
foo({bar()})
Except possibly for side-effect free expressions where it doesn't matter.

Anyway D isn't a replacement for C: it's a replacement for C++.

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