Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Chris wendlec at
Wed Sep 25 15:11:57 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 15:05:59 UTC, bpr wrote:
> On Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 14:36:44 UTC, Chris wrote:
>> Let me guess, the reasoning behind it was the same in the 
>> 70ies. Force "clean code"? I.e. patronizing. Please enlighten 
>> me.
> I believe it was introduced in the seminal paper "The next 700 
> programming languages" by Peter J. Landin, in the ISWIM 
> abstract language of that paper, and later picked up by 
> implemented languages later. ABC was the one that most 
> influenced Python.
> My guess is that it had nothing to do with being patronizing, 
> and that it was just a more readable notation, but that's just 
> like, my opinion man.

Thanks. Yeah, I guessed its goal was to get a more readable 
notation, but you can get that with any language that doesn't 
force you to indent. It's common sense that you structure your 
code visually, but I call it patronizing or nanny syntax, if you 
are forced to use whitespace, there are many ways to visually 
structure your code but this should be up to the programmer / 
team / company.

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