Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Chris wendlec at
Wed Oct 2 09:57:50 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 10:05:31 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> On Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 08:47:19 UTC, Chris wrote:
>> 1. Walter admits that D only caters for a few users with very 
>> specific use cases (niches).
> Which niches are these?
> My impression is that D primarily caters for users that want 
> the feature-set of C++, but find C++ to be too inconvenient or 
> complicated.

See what I've found, a very wise man:

"[managed languages] will have their share, but native languages 
will also get a part of the cake. Here most developers seem to be 
satisfied with the available choices: Go, Rust, C++, C, X (place 
your favorite one in here).

So why should D now (suddenly) get the attention (which it would 
certainly deserve)? My guess is that it won't be about making D 
more attractive to new developers. I feel that the mission will 
be to make D more powerful for a variety of very special 
scenarios, which will give the language a piece of the cake that 
[is] not in the mainstream area." (8/29/2015)

Funnily enough, it wasn't too long after that, in 2017, that I 
was getting increasingly frustrated with D and started to look 
for alternatives to D as I was beginning to realize that D had 
become a language for "special scenarios" and that other use 
cases (e.g. mobile) would never happen.

More information about the Digitalmars-d mailing list