Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Paolo Invernizzi paolo.invernizzi at
Thu Sep 26 07:33:45 UTC 2019

On Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 06:14:24 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:

> And regarding the latest DIP discussions, if D veterans have 
> issues trying to make sense how they are supposed to work, what 
> hopes have newly D adopters?

See also the latest threads on DIP 1000 semantic, +1000!

> The broken features should be sorted out, and be proud of being 
> a GC systems language.
> That is what I appreciate in Go and Nim, they have their story, 
> with GC, and stand by it, even if that alienates some crowds.
> So even if Go is not supposed to be a systems language, there 
> are Google projects using it like that (gVisor, Android GPGPU 
> debugger, Fuchsia TCP/IP stack).
> The language should be stabilized, GC improved (I know it has 
> gotten much better), replace deprecated Phobos packages (xml, 
> JSON, stream), focus on vi/Emacs/VSCode and maybe people will 
> come and stay around.
> Trying to cater to the crowds that flock to the systems 
> language of the month is damaging for D's future, at the end 
> the only thing left is patting each other in the back while 
> asserting "language X might have won, but D had it first".

What to say more than that? Thanks Paulo!


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