New D Language Pumps Up Programmer Productivity
Jan 18, 2008, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Is it possible to have the performance of C and C++ and the
programmer productivity of modern programming languages such as
Ruby and Python in a single language? That is the question Walter
Bright, the author of the Zortech C++ compiler and the Digital Mars
C/C++ compiler, asked himself when creating a successor to C++:
Digital Mars D, a practical programming language first released
exactly one year ago that helps you get the job done quickly.
"Why create a new programming language? Because C++ is
complicated and expensive to implement. Most C++ programmers get
accustomed to using certain feature sets and never touch any
others, because it is too hard to remember them all..."