Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Ecstatic Coder ecstatic.coder at
Mon Sep 30 03:46:27 UTC 2019

On Sunday, 29 September 2019 at 22:27:40 UTC, Joakim Brännström 
> On Sunday, 29 September 2019 at 20:39:19 UTC, Ecstatic Coder 
> wrote:
>> On Sunday, 29 September 2019 at 01:29:59 UTC, Benjiro wrote:
>>> [...]
>> +1
>> Same for me for everything you said.
>> I personally use D only for file processing scripts, first 
>> because D is very good at that, but also because this 
>> generally (but not always) prevents me from suffering from 
>> many of those problems you mentioned.
>>> [...]
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>> Very well summarized...
>> I'm a C++ developer myself (even if these days I program 
>> mostly in C#), and obviously I'm using D as a better 
>> Python/Ruby, not as a better C++.
>> And as a "true" C++ alternative, D is far from being the best 
>> choice. I'd rather choose Rust, Zig and even Nim for my 
>> typical C/C++ use case, despite indeed it's obviously 
>> *possible* to use D for that, precisely because I know D's 
>> major pain points.
>> D being garbage collected, I once hope it would embrace the 
>> Go/Crystal wagon of those similar languages which have put 
>> their focus on web application developement, so that their 
>> base library is providing all the required building blocks 
>> (coroutines, http, etc) in such a way we can bery easily build 
>> our own web frameworks with just a few lines of code.
>> But I now understand that the focus is on "BetterC", not on 
>> "BetterGo"...
> I'll shim in with some positives. I don't find D lacking in any 
> significant way that hinder my work.
> I use it both privately and at work with great success.
> It has all the tools I need in the language and I like the 
> improvements I'm seeing, the direction the language is taking.
> The development of D is mostly done by voluteres which mean 
> that I am grateful for all their time and work.
> I do not expect much in the way of support or that *they* 
> listen to me.
> In the same way I do not expect it from any other language I 
> use.
> The few times I have asked for help there has always been 
> someone that can provide it.
> Last time it was kinke in fixing an ldc bug (thank you).
> // Joakim

Same for me. I'm very grateful to Walter and to the community to 
have provided me with such a fantastic language. My favorite one 

Just take a look at my Github account, and this will be obvious 
to you :

But as I said, in my opinion, Go and Crystal focus on web 
application development have their advantages.

For instance, I was interested in implementing Cyclone, my 
CQL/SQL script runner, in D.

But I quickly switched to Genesis, my own variant of Go.

The code is simple, concise and performant, and use only the 
default librairies and the official Cassandra and MySQL database 
drivers :

Try porting this to D in the same way, and then tell me if I was 
wrong to finally choose Go for that specific tool...

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