Nim Nuggets: Nim talk at Strange Loop 2021
newshound2 at digitalmars.com
Sun Oct 17 08:15:26 UTC 2021
On 10/16/2021 11:05 PM, Paulo Pinto wrote:
> On Sunday, 17 October 2021 at 04:17:38 UTC, jfondren wrote:
>> About 50% of it is inadvertent praise for D. The rest is ARC and C++ interop.
> If you mean compile time evaluation, D wasn't the first with such features and
> it is quite far from what Common Lisp is capable of.
Lisp is fundamentally different. It started out as an interpreter and later
added native code generation. There never really was a difference between
compile time and runtime for Lisp.
Nobody even thought of compile time function evaluation for C and C++ until D
As evidence, when people discovered that C++ templates could be used to evaluate
things at compile time, everyone was completely agog over it. I never heard
*anyone* suggest that maybe ordinary functions could do this, too.
Now everyone does it. Even C is considering adding it.
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