Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Chris wendlec at
Fri Sep 27 14:43:32 UTC 2019

On Friday, 27 September 2019 at 14:31:14 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> Octave is a  free implementation of Matlab that is quite 
> capable, but it does not provide all the specialized matlab 
> functions needed to achieve 100% compatibility.  So if that is 
> an obstacle for Octave, then it probably is an obstacle for 
> Julia as well.

Not the real deal. People always return to Matlab.

> Anyway, as long as Python is taking over in higher education 
> then Python will remain the language of choice...  Since Julia 
> is not suitable for CS students then Python most likely will 
> keep that position.
> Btw, I think most people need a very compelling reason to 
> switch to a new language.

Three compelling reasons: performance, performance and 
performance. :)

Seriously, there's a lot of great stuff out there, but it's 
written in Python and Matlab and thus often quite useless except 
as "proof of concept". This has been bugging me for years.

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