I prefer to view D as a fully equipped machine shop with the right tools for the right job. Yes, it will take longer to master it than a simpler language. But we’re professionals, we program all day. The investment of time to master it is trivial next to the career productivity improvement.
using journal rank as an assessment tool is bad scientific practice. Moreover, the data lead us to argue that any journal rank (not only the currently-favored Impact Factor) would have this negative impact. Therefore, we suggest that abandoning journals altogether, in favor of a library-based scholarly communication system, will ultimately be necessary.