Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

JN 666total at
Fri Sep 27 18:58:31 UTC 2019

On Friday, 27 September 2019 at 18:41:46 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> Seems like the adoption of new languages today is primarily 
> driven by a desire by big corporations to avoid compatibility 
> and isolate their own eco systems.
> Apple/Swift.
> Microsoft/C#.
> Google/Go/Koitlin.
> Oracle/Java.

I don't think it's strictly that. It's more like they are looking 
for a way to improve developer experience for their respective 
platform. They don't have to necessarily look for isolation, they 
just don't want to make any effort to support other platforms 
more than necessary.

Swift is obviously a replacement for Objective-C. Objective-C is 
already incompatible and isolated, because it's THE language for 
iOS/macOS, and basically doesn't exist elsewhere. But it is quite 
outdated, and developers writing apps for Apple platforms would 
like to use a more modern language.

Kotlin is obviously a replacement for Java. Due to various 
reasons, Java's been quite conservative feature-wise and it's 
losing ground to C#, which is feels much more modern. Kotlin is 
an attempt to bring up Java to C# levels for developers, while 
still being able to interop and make use of the massive JVM 

Go... I think Go started as a side project by some googlers? I 
think the goal was to offer an alternative to C/C++. Nowadays we 
have D, Rust, Crystal but back then there weren't really 
alternatives if you were looking for something that isn native 
but isn't C/C++.

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