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There’s been a Cambrian explosion of new programming languages as of late, prompted by advances in programming languages research and practice and also by the advent of the modular backend LLVM.
D is a serious contender in the systems-level programming area. It supports that claim by being good at everything C and C++ are good at, and also by being good at many tasks that C and C++ are not good at. D also has a compelling interoperability story that allows gradual migration and new modern code that reuses legacy libraries.
This talk is an introduction to D, with emphasis on a few differentiating features.
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