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I'm surprised the D programming language hasn't taken off. It's been around longer, has a better feature set, and doesn't use ancient programming language syntax. To each his own...



D has competing "standard" libraries, no major backers, and no "killer features". It may be a net gain over C++, but it lacks flash, marketing, and arguments compelling enough to overcome inertia, while having one major wart that turns people off (the library situation).

D is doomed, but not because there's something fundamentally wrong with it, but by circumstance.

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My first question was "what library situation?" so in case anyone else reads the comment above and asks the same question:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_%28programming_language%29#Pr...

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