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?"


That would be great, but the language designers are not aiming for it. The ideal in that niche is to use the hardware/OS features directly, including the threading model. Phobos + GC is way too invasive and presumptuous.

But C/C++/LLVM is already suffering from being based on scalars. Will it be able to keep up when vector based IRs mature? Will languages not built around SIMD and cache locality survive? Hard to say...

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