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.