Garbage Collection and gamedev - tl;dr Yes we want it, so let's solve it

Guillaume Piolat at
Fri Nov 27 20:41:33 UTC 2020

On Friday, 27 November 2020 at 15:08:38 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grostad 
> On Friday, 27 November 2020 at 14:56:03 UTC, Guillaume Piolat 
> wrote:
>> It's all about having top-down libraries that nails one domain.
>> - having a library that allows to do X where X is not trivial
>> - **with a nice API**, this is the styling on the car
> Yes, but that is not a language feature.

I'm not discounting that D is a nice language (if people say they 
can't use anything else after knowing D, that says a lot really), 
I'm saying that the traits that make people switch to a new 
language are desirable properties of the _library they want to 
use_, more than the language.
It has been proven in research papers about programming language 

> If you want to create a framework like that you are better off 
> stripping down flutter and implement the gameworld in Dart: 
> instant support for ios, android and web.

Soft disagree. This sounds to me like a high-debt solution.
If you make a game engine for example, cost of making N games is 
O(N), but cost of having a new platform is O(1). If added value 
flow to the game engine properly, you _will_ end up having 
support for all platforms needed.

You can totally start with only one platform (aka segmentation), 
actually Unity has started with a one plateform:

> Its story began on an OpenGL forum in May 2002, where Francis 
> posted a call for collaborators on an open source 
> shader-compiler (graphics tool) for the niche population of 
> Mac-based game developers like himself. It was Ante, then a 
> high school student in Berlin, who responded.

Unity had one platform and solved a smaller problem.

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