Short and sweet
Nobody wants to read functions so long that they'd scare a printer.
We prefer to keep code short, elegant and easy to follow. Remember, Don't Repeat Yourself! Try to keep code blocks reusable, and if you find you've reached a level of indentation representing hadouken... it's probably a bug.
Shortened method syntax
D now supports shortened method syntax by default to make one-liner functions (such as properties) easier to write and follow.
pure @property x() => _x;
@property x(uint n) => _x = n;
Use the standard library
While compact, the standard library has some real gems:
Functional pipeline style
D's superpowers include
UFCS (Universal Function Call Syntax), making the
. operator incredibly powerful. In fact, it powers pipeline programming to make you more productive:
immutable wordCount = File(readable)