On Tuesday, 10 November 2015 at 16:00:06 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
I thought I’d like Rust more than I actually do at this point.
I’m glad I’m taking the time to learn it, but I’m not sure how
likely I’ll choose to use it for any future project. Currently
the only real advantage it has for me over D is that it has no
runtime and could more easily be used on bare metal projects.
(I'm on an iPad. Sorry for idiot quoting.)
My point: until you can easily write D bare-metal code, without
any runtime, and honestly without garbage collection, it just
isn't a Real Systems Language.
With the World turning to IOT, and most startups having an
embedded system as at least a part of their offering, even old
languages should take this seriously. Not everybody actually
fathoms the size of this tsunami, or the disruption it'll bring.
It's like the 80's when mini-computer corporations did't notice
micro manufacturers. From their perspective, the tide turned
overnight. And now it's us.