Nim programming language finally hit 1.0
Ola Fosheim Grøstad
ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Thu Oct 3 11:54:18 UTC 2019
On Thursday, 3 October 2019 at 08:20:55 UTC, Chris wrote:
> Python is often used for prototyping too, and then the real app
> is written in C++. This begs the question, is D becoming a
> native Python?
I don't know about that, but I think Python works both ways. Some
use Python for application-scripting or application-plugins,
others use Python for the main program and use C/C++ for
"plugins". So there is a lot of flexibility in using Python for
prototyping that few other platforms provide.
For instance, if you design a vector-drawing-app, you might start
by looking for Python libs then set it up with a simple interface
then replace each component. Few other languages let you start
from that level of "patching things together" (except outdated
languages like Perl, Common Lisp or *choke* Visual Basic).
Prototyping in Nim or D doesn't sound very attractive to me. They
probably should aim for production.
At this point TypeScript/node.js/electron/angular would probably
be a more likely candidate for prototyping.
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