Better branding of -betterC

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Tue Nov 3 05:59:05 UTC 2020

On Tuesday, 3 November 2020 at 05:26:51 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 11/1/2020 12:46 AM, Max Samukha wrote:
>> How is that relevant? There are natively compiled Lisps. Also, 
>> to compile D at runtime, you need a D compiler as part of the 
>> runtime environment. If you insist on singling out one 
>> language that popularized CTFE, Lisp would be a much fairer 
>> choice.
> It's been said that eventually all languages tend to adopt all 
> the features of Lisp. But that doesn't mean that Lisp 
> popularized those features. After all, Lisp is one of the 
> original programming languages, and if it popularized CTFE then 
> C, C++, Pascal, etc., would have had it long ago.

Well CTFE in my opinion is mostly useful as part of 
metaprogramming and code-generation so this explains the case of 
Pascal (and its modern derivatives). It does not need CTFE 
because it cannot do compile-time introspection, which is one of 
the pillar of metaprog I'd say (other pillars are template, CTFE).

Without CT reflection, CTFE would be just a bit more useful than 

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