Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Chris wendlec at
Wed Sep 25 10:59:55 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 10:01:40 UTC, Rel wrote:
> Well, finally Nim team released 1.0. Now future releases 
> shouldn't break people's code and this fact should increase 
> language adoption. Still few things seems to be unfinished 
> (like their NewRuntime thing), but I'd like to congratulate 
> Nim's team with this big release. What do you think about it?

The link above reads almost like a summary of "Don't do what D 
did!". Congratulations! I've been looking at Nim on and off (like 
most people, I suppose). One thing that really turns me off is 
that indentation is an integral part of the syntax [1]. Nim 
designers seem to forget that Python introduced forced 
indentation, because Python was meant to be used by 
non-programmers (chemists, biologists etc.), and thus this 
feature was there to "help" non-programmers to keep their code 
clean and tidy (cf. Perl!). However, Nim is targeting 
(experienced) programmers who really don't need a patronizing 
feature like that. This is a real bummer, in my opinion, like 
selling a bottle of whiskey with a child safety lock to a 


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