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January 18, 2012
Whiley mentions D
Interesting read:

http://whiley.org/2012/01/18/connecting-the-dots-on-the-future-of-programming-languages/

Quote:

"This leads me to the final and, I think, most important question:

    Which mainstream programming languages currently support pure 
functions and/or other mechanisms for aggressively limiting side-effects?

Haskell is clearly one example, D is another. But, what else?"
January 18, 2012
Re: Whiley mentions D
Stephan Wrote:

> Interesting read:
> 
> http://whiley.org/2012/01/18/connecting-the-dots-on-the-future-of-programming-languages/

The answer about Clojure seems written by someone living under a reality distortion field. Surely Haskell, D and Clojure are not "mainstream". The only "mainstream" thing of D is its C-like syntax.
The relative Reddit thread shows that there is a significant ignorance still about purity and immutability of D.

Bye,
bearophile
January 18, 2012
Re: Whiley mentions D
I would consider Haskell and Clojure already "almost mainstream", as there 
are
quite a few companies listing jobs with them. Some of them quite important,
like Intel, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Galois, JaneStreet among others.

"bearophile"  wrote in message news:jf6e5n$18td$1@digitalmars.com...

Stephan Wrote:

> Interesting read:
>
> http://whiley.org/2012/01/18/connecting-the-dots-on-the-future-of-programming-languages/

The answer about Clojure seems written by someone living under a reality 
distortion field. Surely Haskell, D and Clojure are not "mainstream". The 
only "mainstream" thing of D is its C-like syntax.
The relative Reddit thread shows that there is a significant ignorance still 
about purity and immutability of D.

Bye,
bearophile
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