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July 25, 2012
Rank The D Programming Language
Just found this:

http://hammerprinciple.com/therighttool/items/d/c-2
July 25, 2012
Re: Rank The D Programming Language
On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:35:24 -0500
Caligo <iteronvexor@gmail.com> wrote:

> Just found this:
> 
> http://hammerprinciple.com/therighttool/items/d/c-2

Jesus, that's one of the most poorly implemented sites I've ever seen.
I tried going through the questions (after switching to my
non-preferred browser), but by only the second one, I couldn't take the
"poorly-reinvented-UI-elements inside of a pointlessly TEENY miniature
little popup" any more and gave up. And even outside of that, there's
that "schizophrenic frames" layout and lines covering the text. Not
worth it. God that site's horrid.
July 25, 2012
Re: Rank The D Programming Language
On Wednesday, 25 July 2012 at 02:35:47 UTC, Caligo wrote:
> Just found this:
>
> http://hammerprinciple.com/therighttool/items/d/c-2

One of the survey questions was:

I often write things in this language with the intent of
rewriting them in something else later

I think C++ got 76% of the vote on this one. Why would you ever
write something in C++ with the intent of rewriting it in
something else later? What are they planning on rewriting it in,
Assembly? If you just wanted something quick and dirty, I doubt
you would pick C++ for your first go round.

Craig
July 25, 2012
Re: Rank The D Programming Language
On 25/07/2012 04:43, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:35:24 -0500
> Caligo <iteronvexor@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Just found this:
>>
>> http://hammerprinciple.com/therighttool/items/d/c-2
>
> Jesus, that's one of the most poorly implemented sites I've ever seen.
> I tried going through the questions (after switching to my
> non-preferred browser), but by only the second one, I couldn't take the
> "poorly-reinvented-UI-elements inside of a pointlessly TEENY miniature
> little popup" any more and gave up. And even outside of that, there's
> that "schizophrenic frames" layout and lines covering the text. Not
> worth it. God that site's horrid.
>

I have to agree, I've not encountered anything quite so claustrophobic. 
I got 3 questions in before I started wishing I had been more strict in 
my definition of what it is to "know" a language (I picked all the ones 
I knew as well as C++ or better, and as my C++fu is lacking it was about 
1/3 of the full list ><).
I recall doing a similarly themed survey some time ago, but it was much 
easier to respond to, perhaps the sense of deja-vu also put me off.

A...
July 25, 2012
Re: Rank The D Programming Language
On 25/07/2012 04:43, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:35:24 -0500
> Caligo <iteronvexor@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Just found this:
>>
>> http://hammerprinciple.com/therighttool/items/d/c-2
>
> Jesus, that's one of the most poorly implemented sites I've ever seen.
> I tried going through the questions (after switching to my
> non-preferred browser), but by only the second one, I couldn't take the
> "poorly-reinvented-UI-elements inside of a pointlessly TEENY miniature
> little popup" any more and gave up. And even outside of that, there's
> that "schizophrenic frames" layout and lines covering the text. Not
> worth it. God that site's horrid.
>

I have to agree, I've not encountered anything quite so claustrophobic. 
I got 3 questions in before I started wishing I had been more strict in 
my definition of what it is to "know" a language (I picked all the ones 
I knew as well as C++ or better, and as my C++fu is lacking it was about 
1/3 of the full list ><).
I recall doing a similarly themed survey some time ago, but it was much 
easier to respond to, perhaps the sense of deja-vu also put me off.

A...
July 25, 2012
Re: Rank The D Programming Language
On 7/24/2012 8:58 PM, Craig Dillabaugh wrote:
> I think C++ got 76% of the vote on this one. Why would you ever
> write something in C++ with the intent of rewriting it in
> something else later?

I don't get that, either.
July 25, 2012
Re: Rank The D Programming Language
On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:26:53 Walter Bright wrote:
> On 7/24/2012 8:58 PM, Craig Dillabaugh wrote:
> > I think C++ got 76% of the vote on this one. Why would you ever
> > write something in C++ with the intent of rewriting it in
> > something else later?
> 
> I don't get that, either.

Maybe they wanted to rewrite it D later but had to write in C++ at the time 
because their boss made them or because they needed a library from C++ that 
would be too difficult to use with D by simply adding a few bindings (e.g. a GUI 
library)? Still, that is a bit weird.

- Jonathan M Davis
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