On Monday, 2 February 2015 at 03:50:10 UTC, Joakim wrote:
C and C++ are very general-purpose, but they can still be considered as a "niche" of performance languages. What's wrong with D aiming for that "niche?"


Most uses of C & C++ that haven't migrated to well-supported garbage-collected languages by now are those that cannot work with a garbage collector and/or are heavily tied to an existing C++ code base. Offering something much better for that niche/domain would be a great opportunity, and not a small niche.

The point is to focus efforts for one release on fully addressing what that domain requires. The next release can focus on another domain. And so on.

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