[Geany-devel] OT replace c++ - Re: project build dialog - Re: [ANNOUNCE] gproject - yet another geany project plugin

Nick Treleaven nick.treleaven at xxxxx
Thu Jun 10 13:45:54 UTC 2010

On Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:23:21 +1000
Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Go is not a good replacement for C++, try D. Some people say Go is a
> > good replacement for C.
> And some people say that it has sadly made some decisions that prevent
> it being that, but with Google behind it it may succeed anyway, after
> all C succeeded for non technical reasons.
> And some say C++ is best replaced by functional languages, if only I
> could get my head around tail calls.

There may be valid arguments to replace certain (or all) uses of C++
with conceptually different languages. If this is the case, perhaps Go
might appeal to some C++ users. But if you want a language that is
philosophically similar to C++, D is pretty close.

D 2.0 also provides some handy features for functional programming -
lazy evaluation (D1 also), immutable data, pure functions, [implicit
non-sharing of memory across threads].


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