Languages Features Creators Calendar CSV Resources Blog About Donate Add Language
GitHub icon


< >

D is a programming language created in 2001 by Walter Bright and Andrei Alexandrescu.

#80on PLDB 22Years Old 6.3kUsers
2Books 4Papers 13kRepos

Try now: Riju · TIO

The D programming language is an object-oriented, imperative, multi-paradigm system programming language created by Walter Bright of Digital Mars and released in 2001. Bright was joined in the design and development effort in 2007 by Andrei Alexandrescu. Though it originated as a re-engineering of C++, D is a distinct language, having redesigned some core C++ features while also taking inspiration from other languages, notably Java, Python, Ruby, C#, and Eiffel. Read more on Wikipedia...

Example from Compiler Explorer:
// Type your code here, or load an example. int square(int num) { return num * num; }
Example from Riju:
import std.stdio; void main() { writeln("Hello, world!"); }
// Hello World in D import std.stdio; void main() { writefln("Hello World!"); }
Example from Linguist:
unittest { }
Example from Wikipedia:
1 import std.stdio, std.algorithm, std.range, std.string; 2 3 void main() 4 { 5 dstring[][dstring] signs2words; 6 7 foreach(dchar[] w; lines(File("words.txt"))) 8 { 9 w = w.chomp().toLower(); 10 immutable key = w.dup.sort().release().idup; 11 signs2words[key] ~= w.idup; 12 } 13 14 foreach(words; signs2words) 15 if(words.length > 1) 16 writefln(words.join(" ")); 17 }

Language features

Feature Supported Token Example
Binary Literals
// 0[Bb][01_]+
// (0|[1-9][0-9_]*)([LUu]|Lu|LU|uL|UL)?
// 0[xX]([0-9a-fA-F_]*\.[0-9a-fA-F_]+|[0-9a-fA-F_]+)[pP][+\-]?[0-9_]+[fFL]?[i]?
// 0[xX][0-9a-fA-F_]+
// 0[0-7_]+
Strings "
"Hello world"
MultiLine Comments /+ +/
/+ A comment
Print() Debugging printf
Line Comments //
// A comment
template TCopy(T)
    void copy(out T to, T from)
        to = from;
int i;
TCopy!(int).copy(i, 3);
Type Inference
Operator Overloading
Case Insensitive Identifiers X
Semantic Indentation X

Books about D from ISBNdb

title authors year publisher
The D Programming Language Alexandrescu, Andrei 2010 Addison-Wesley Professional
D Cookbook Ruppe, Adam D. 2014 Packt Publishing

Publications about D from Semantic Scholar

title authors year citations influentialCitations
Implementation of a Compressible-Flow Simulation Code in the D Programming Language P. Jacobs and R. Gollan 2016 32 1
Incorporation Of A 3 D Interactive Graphics Programming Language Into An Introductory Engineering Course J. Snook and V. Lohani and J. Lo and Kishore Sirvole and Jennifer Mullins and J. Kaeli and H. Griffin 2005 11 0
Origins of the D programming language W. Bright and Andrei Alexandrescu and M. Parker 2020 6 1
Parallelizing power system contingency analysis using D programming language S. Khaitan and J. McCalley 2013 5 0
groovy.html · d.html · ftp.html

View source

PLDB - Build the next great programming language · Search · v2023 · Day 157 · Docs · Acknowledgements · Traffic Today · Traffic Trends · Mirrors · GitHub ·