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The D Programming Language by Andrei Alexandrescu

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Chapter 13. Concurrency

Convergence of various factors in the hardware industry has led to qualitative changes in the way we are able to access computing resources, which in turn prompts profound changes in the ways we approach computing and in the language abstractions we use. Concurrency is now virtually everywhere, and it is software’s responsibility to tap into it.

Although the software industry as a whole does not yet have ultimate responses to the challenges brought about by the concurrency revolution, D’s youth allowed its creators to make informed decisions regarding concurrency without being tied down by obsoleted past choices or large legacy code bases. A major break with the mold of concurrent imperative languages is that D does not ...

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