Nim Nuggets: Nim talk at Strange Loop 2021

Imperatorn johan_forsberg_86 at
Sun Oct 17 11:14:15 UTC 2021

On Sunday, 17 October 2021 at 10:03:12 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> On Sunday, 17 October 2021 at 08:20:24 UTC, Imperatorn wrote:
>> And still, in 2021 using C++20, compile time features are 
>> severely crippled.
> How so? Anyway, what Walter said was not accurate. Languages 
> are usually defined in a way where compile-time optimizations 
> are optional and an implementation detail. Compile time 
> evaluation of functions is nothing new, and a common 
> optimization.
>> I tried just some days ago doing some simple math pow stuff 
>> and the answer I got from the C++ community was "eh, well 
>> you'd have to use a constexpr compatible library for that"
> Because pow may be system specific at runtime. A compile time 
> optimization should not lead to a different outcome.

I'm not sure if you write C++ or not. But if you do a side by 
side ct/meta comparison of common things you do in D vs C++, C++ 
is really behind when it comes to convenience, if it's even 

Well pow was just a random example, but as an example, what would 
the C++ version look like?

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