Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Paulo Pinto pjmlp at
Wed Oct 2 11:00:55 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 09:57:50 UTC, Chris wrote:
> On Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 10:05:31 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> wrote:
>> 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.

That same wise man has this interesting post.

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