D programming language popularity
snarwin at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 01:22:15 UTC 2020
On Friday, 6 November 2020 at 23:16:53 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
> D should take the same route as Nim. Nim has several garbage
> collection algorithms and can swap them out as they see fit.
> Latest reference counting algorithm has been a success for Nim
> and the language just keep on improving because they have
> invested in good GC as well an architecture where they can
> continue to play with different approaches.
> GC is not bad but the language must support changing GC
D already supports changing GC algorithms.  Currently, there
are only two algorithms to choose from (conservative and
precise), but there's nothing stopping anyone from adding more.
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