Better branding of -betterC
ryuukk_ at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 22:15:18 UTC 2020
BetterC has many flaws
- you have to be explicit in your code with @betterC @noGC etc
etc etc, it's ugly and annoying
- GC is still predominant everywhere (AA, arrays, string,
I am testing ZIG since last month, and let me tell you what, it
is what i wanted D to be
NO GC at all! custom allocator friendly
I don't mind having the GC in D when i just want to quickly
prototype something, or write a CLI tool
But for anything else, i rely on betterC and the experience is
very very very poor!
Before thinking about better branding, what needed is: FIX IT!
and make it cleaner
And most importantly! it shouldn't be called betterC, it should
be called D, plain simple, just D!
Move the GC as a separate library, and make it opt-in rather than
Language should be simple, so you can do everything you want as a
library (GC, RC)
I still have hopes for D as my main language, but the no gc story
needs to be sorted ASAP
But to be very very honest, i doubt that'll ever happen, even NIM
is handing that story better..
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