Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Chris wendlec at
Tue Oct 1 08:47:19 UTC 2019

On Monday, 30 September 2019 at 18:41:07 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> It's just like Walter himself has said on several occasions. 
> Why bend over backwards to please the non-adopting crowds who 
> will just move on to the next excuse not to use D once you've 
> addressed their current complaint? Rather, we should be 
> concerned about making *existing* users happier -- and there's 
> no shortage of action items there.
> T

How do you reconcile that with people leaving D again? Anyway, 
there are two things in the statement above:

1. Walter admits that D only caters for a few users with very 
specific use cases (niches). There's nothing wrong with that, but 
please state it _publicly_ on Of course people will be 
p****d off when they are sold one thing (general purpose 
language), only to find out later that they don't count at all, 
that D is only for the "chosen few". Also, the "chosen few" 
shouldn't go on about how great things are with D, of course it's 
great for _them_, because they get their pet features implemented.
2. Given 1., it makes even less sense that D is such a mess. If 
you have a small target audience with a more or less small set of 
requirements, then D could focus on that and have a sound and 
compact language for special purposes.

In other words, D fails in both ways. It disregards the ordinary 
programmer, but it doesn't provide its pet users (the "chosen 
few") with a sound and stable language either. So what is D all 
about then?

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