Nim programming language finally hit 1.0

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Mon Sep 30 10:21:42 UTC 2019

On Monday, 30 September 2019 at 09:57:59 UTC, nkm1 wrote:
> This is, of course, assuming that maximising the number of 
> users is the strategic goal.

Maximizing the number of users should not be the strategic goal.

The strategic goal should be to provide a fertile ground for 
building an eco-system which becomes a strong contender in at 
least one niche.

I can't think of any language that survives without satisfying 
that requirement.

If you try to maximize the number of users you will end up not 
being particularly good for any particular purpose. Which means 
that the language is easy to replace with any upcoming generic 

To be a player in that area the ecosystem is even more important 
than the language: Java, C#, Python etc. Languages like Kotlin 
very deliberately try to piggyback on an existing eco systems for 
that reason.

This is not to say that languages disappear, programming 
languages tend to have a long long dwindling trail (Perl, 
Fortran, Cobol, etc).

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