Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Meta jared771 at
Fri Sep 27 03:06:01 UTC 2019

On Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 16:04:18 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
> On Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 13:42:47 UTC, Chris wrote:
>> (Python on the other hand doesn't need a convincing story, 
>> it's used for throw-away scripts and it gives millions of 
>> people the feeling that they are "programmers".) What D needs 
>> is focus and consistency. Simple as.
> Python is also used for a lot of "real" programming tasks these 
> days. D is perfectly suited for scripts of 200 lines. 
> Moderate-sized programs typically start as small scripts and 
> grow over time. You don't have to convince anyone to switch 
> languages if they start out with D. Neither Walter or Andrei 
> has a scripting background, rather they are from the 
> large-scale enterprise software world, and that led to the 
> current emphasis on that segment. There's no reason the 
> community can't pick up the ball and carry it into other arenas.

Just to add to this, IMO D is far better than Python for 
scripting type tasks. At work, I write all my scripts in D unless 
it's prohibitively difficult to do so.

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