On Monday, 16 November 2015 at 00:40:33 UTC, The Old One wrote:
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.
Except IoT hasn't gone anywhere yet and I'm skeptical that it
ever will. I thought the same of smartwatches and their sales so
far haven't been great. Who really wants an internet-enabled
toaster or refrigerator? I know I don't.
You make a good point that D needs to aim for the larger embedded
market, by providing better support for running stripped down.
You'll notice that the vision statement says that we're looking
for people to spearhead such an effort:
But I don't think IoT really matters, better to try and hit the
actually existing embedded market.