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Scott Meyers - The Last Thing D Needs


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#1 TheComet   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1996

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:28 PM

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/47947981

 

Great talk, I recommend watching it if you have the time.

 

It's a summary of some of the peculiarities found in C++, centered around the topic of how hard standardization is and what is to become of the C++ standard in the future.


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#2 Madhed   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3515

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

Thanks, will look at it tomorrow.



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 07:27 PM

Cheers, watching it now.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 07:44 PM

Still watching, but holy cow...He-Man hair :D



#5 Ryan_001   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1809

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 09:43 PM

I love Scott Meyers.



#6 Madhed   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3515

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:37 AM

Never Seen a Scott Meyers talk before. Dude is hilarious. Thanks for sharing

#7 Eelco   Members   -  Reputation: 301

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 12:14 PM

Great talk. Reminds me of why I don't use C++ for anything but extension modules.

 

Speaking of which, its over ten years ago that I started using D. Havnt touched it in a while, but a) im getting old, and b) shame that it hasn't caught on more yet.

 

That being said, pyd is looking pretty cool; it might just be the entry point I need to start using D more again.



#8 Servant of the Lord   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 25310

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

If you haven't already seen them, I found the GoingNative conference videos very informative.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 06:16 PM

I think the most relevant D talk about games remains this one from last year DConf:

 

https://archive.org/details/dconf2013-day01-talk05

 

As for D it's quite tricky for me to try to explain why it never really picked up. It might be the fact that there is no major force behind them, it's obvious when looking at languages like Go and Rust with their big corporate image behind them.

I also think it is missing the "WoW factor".. things like compile time meta programming is way above the head of the average programmer. I remember spending a day trying to figure out how to do operator overloading and it wasn't pretty nor intuitive at all... I kept thinking: "what's the point of this if I can use C#?"

 

Rust and Go bring with them new programming concepts and approach that make you feel you are solving your problems in a more efficient way instead of writing C++ with some added sugar.



#10 Promit   Moderators   -  Reputation: 9855

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

I am actually going to kick this out of the Lounge.



#11 TheChubu   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6617

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 10:09 PM

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That 'ustream' thing is slow as fck on my end.


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#12 TheComet   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1996

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:29 PM

Still watching, but holy cow...He-Man hair biggrin.png

Sorry but I'm not sorry

 

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(however, I am sorry for reviving a thread that was at the bottom of the board. I hope that's ok)


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