Monday, March 12, 2012

re: Romans, rubies and the D

Kajetan Rzepecki posts Romans, rubies and the D, a clever comparison of Ruby missing method look up and the compile-time equivalent in D. (It's short, please read.)

This is a clean example in favor of proper macros (not the "CPP" sort).

I've long been impressed by D. It makes up for many of the faults in C++, which impresses me less as time goes on. What is impressive about D? I appreciate that the first thing it says about itself is:

D is a systems programming language. Its focus is on combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with the programmer productivity of modern languages like Ruby and Python. Special attention is given to the needs of quality assurance, documentation, management, portability and reliability.

And that, therefore, this comes only second:

The D language is statically typed and compiles directly to machine code. It’s multiparadigm, supporting many programming styles: imperative, object oriented, and metaprogramming. It’s a member of the C syntax family, and its appearance is very similar to that of C++.

That says something good about taste in my book.

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