On Monday, 2 February 2015 at 05:17:40 UTC, Jerry Morrison wrote:
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.

Well, given the current focus on @nogc and C++ integration, it appears that niche has been chosen, and you and Ola get your wish.

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