D Language Still Showing Promise, Advancements
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 19 June 2013 at 09:15 AM EDT. 78 Comments
The D programming language continues to advance and show signs of promise as a high-quality computer programming language that may eventually prove competition for C. Last month there was the 2013 D programming language conference where a lot was discussed.

From last month's "DConf" D language conference, there is now videos and slides being shared via DConf.org. For anyone wishing to learn more about the D programming language, these are some great assets.

For a starter into the D language, there's the keynote presentation. As a quick primer, D is meant to be easy to read and understand code, provably correct, and of industrial quality. By provably correct they mean it provides provable memory safety, provable purity and immutability, and contract programming. With the industrial quality promise, the D language makes no-compromise performance, scales to "enormous programs", and provides management tools.

The D programming language can be compiled using a back-end in GCC, LLVM, or the Digital Mars compiler. Embedded below are the keynote slides, while I'm still in the process of going through the other presentations to see if there's any other interesting bits worth sharing in separate Phoronix posts.

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