Hey, @adam_d_ruppe, what about gdc getting merged into gcc? I thought that was a pretty exciting development of 2018! Is gdc not exciting for anyone else?
It being official in gcc is something I find kinda cool, but I update my gcc like VERY rarely… so I forgot about it while writing this! (I am on gcc version 4.9.3 on my computer. I think gdc is in version 8…)
But yeah, I should have mentioned it, I just plain forgot last week.
As a new convert to D, I’m really excited to read articles like this. I really like D so far and to see that it still has momentum is really encouraging.
I’ve read quite a bit about D, and it seems like a really nice well-rounded language, which I’d quite like to use, but somehow I haven’t quite found the right project to try it out on…
One of my favorite parts about D is a lot of your existing knowledge will probably carry over. You can probably be somewhat productive in it in a matter of hours, and then pick up the other advantages over some more time one piece at a time. So I’d say it lands somewhere between your bullets one and two.