October 11, 2013
On Friday, 11 October 2013 at 13:03:00 UTC, Nick Sabalausky wrote:

> That would rock my world. "Facebook is written in PHP!" seems
> to be the biggest, most common argument made in favor of PHP (despite
> only being a partial-truth). I'd love to see D kill that rediculous
> appeal-to-authority fallacy once and for all.

...and replace it with another appeal to authority? :)

October 11, 2013
On Friday, 11 October 2013 at 13:20:44 UTC, Max Samukha wrote:
> ...and replace it with another appeal to authority? :)

It is never fallacious to agree with me! :-P
October 11, 2013
On Friday, 11 October 2013 at 12:44:04 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
> Worth remembering that being use on a small, easily replaceable, scale is a far cry from backing. They've just dipped their toes in the water.

I think people started bashing Go for its association with Google long before it got to production.
October 11, 2013
On Friday, 11 October 2013 at 00:36:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Today I committed the first 5112 lines of D code to Facebook's repository. The project is in heavy daily use at Facebook. Compared to the original version (written in C++) we've measured massive wins in all of source code size, build speed, and running speed.
>
> In all likelihood we'll follow up with a blog post describing the process.
>
>
> Andrei

Congratulations Andrei!  That's great to hear and I look forward to learning how FB will one day rule the world with D!  :-)

JohnD
October 11, 2013
On Friday, 11 October 2013 at 00:36:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Today I committed the first 5112 lines of D code to Facebook's repository. The project is in heavy daily use at Facebook. Compared to the original version (written in C++) we've measured massive wins in all of source code size, build speed, and running speed.
>
> In all likelihood we'll follow up with a blog post describing the process.
>
>
> Andrei

Congratulation Andrei for your awesome work. D lang will be more attractive now. People will see D can to be used for critical code part.

Thanks
October 11, 2013
On Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:20:42 +0200
"Max Samukha" <maxsamukha@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Friday, 11 October 2013 at 13:03:00 UTC, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
> 
> > That would rock my world. "Facebook is written in PHP!" seems
> > to be the biggest, most common argument made in favor of PHP
> > (despite
> > only being a partial-truth). I'd love to see D kill that
> > rediculous
> > appeal-to-authority fallacy once and for all.
> 
> ...and replace it with another appeal to authority? :)
> 

I'll take an appeal to authority that *doesn't* involve a manager/client trying to make me to use PHP over one that does anyday. ;)
October 11, 2013
On Friday, 11 October 2013 at 00:36:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Today I committed the first 5112 lines of D code to Facebook's repository...

Despite the fact that having a big company using D language is a good advertisement for the language itself, on the other hand I don't like this type company.

Just one (new) sign: http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/11/technology/social/facebook-search-privacy/index.html?iid=Lead

Please don't get me wrong, and don't bother to reply!

Congratulations to you all.
October 11, 2013
On Friday, 11 October 2013 at 00:36:12 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Today I committed the first 5112 lines of D code to Facebook's repository. The project is in heavy daily use at Facebook. Compared to the original version (written in C++) we've measured massive wins in all of source code size, build speed, and running speed.
>
> In all likelihood we'll follow up with a blog post describing the process.
>
>
> Andrei

Andrei,

This is like a tactical nuclear device detonating in the middle of the programming world that spreads joy instead of destruction.

Go, go, go! (ahem)... I mean D, D, D.....

:-)

October 11, 2013
this is fantastic news. I've been reading your book and lurking
in these forums unregistered for a while...signed up to
congratulate you!

brad
October 11, 2013
On Friday, 11 October 2013 at 15:58:31 UTC, brad clawsie wrote:
> this is fantastic news. I've been reading your book and lurking
> in these forums unregistered for a while...signed up to
> congratulate you!

By the way, you don't need to register to post here :)
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