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D vs Visual Basic: What are the differences?

D: Modern convenience. Modeling power. Native efficiency. D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity; Visual Basic: Modern, high-level, multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language for building apps using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

D and Visual Basic belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

According to the StackShare community, Visual Basic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 26 developers stacks; compared to D, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of D
Pros of Visual Basic
  • 15
    Compile-time function execution
  • 12
    Makes functional programming style easier
  • 11
    Powerful static function to avoid macro
  • 11
    Much easier to do Concurrent/Parallel vs C/C++
  • 11
    Productive
  • 10
    Simple but Powerful template-based generics
  • 9
    Meta program is much easier to read/write vs. C++
  • 9
    Supports code covarge directly in the compiler
  • 8
    Assembler is support directly in the language
  • 8
    System program language like C++ and C
  • 8
    It support unittest etc
  • 6
    Supports both manuel memory and garbage collection
  • 6
    Easy to translate from Java and C# to D
  • 6
    Metaprogramming
  • 5
    Plugs directly into C
  • 4
    Feels and looks like C, so it's easy to learn
  • 3
    Amazing developer productivity
  • 1
    Performance
  • 1
    Syntax uniformity across pre-compile/compile/runtime
  • 1
    Fast
  • 5
    ALGOL-like syntax makes code more readable
  • 3
    XML Literals

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Cons of D
Cons of Visual Basic
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    • 4
      Specific to the microsoft platform

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    What is D?

    D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity.

    What is Visual Basic?

    Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.

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