D programming language popularity

Paul Backus 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 
> algorithms.

D already supports changing GC algorithms. [1] Currently, there 
are only two algorithms to choose from (conservative and 
precise), but there's nothing stopping anyone from adding more.

[1] https://dlang.org/spec/garbage.html#gc_config

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