Nim programming language finally hit 1.0
Ola Fosheim Grøstad
ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
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
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
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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