On Monday, 5 December 2016 at 20:25:00 UTC, Ilya Yaroshenko wrote:
The main problem with D for production is its runtime. GC,
DRuntime, Phobos is big constraint for real world software
Good D code should be nothrow, @nogc, and betterC. BetterC
means that it must not require DRuntime to link and to start. I
started Mir as scientific/numeric project, but it is going to
be a replacement for Phobos to use D instead/with of C/C++.
For example, Mir CPUID, Mir GLAS, Mir Random are nothrow @nogc
and do not need DRuntime to start/link. (Mir Random is not
tested for BetterC, so maybe few dependencies are exist.) Mir
Random covers C++11 random number generation for example.
If D code can be compiled into a common C libraries like Mir
libs, than you can include it into existing ecosystem.
Currently it is possible only with LDC (requires some
programming techniques for now).
I will be happy to see more Mir contributors 
Currently there are 5 Mir devs (not all are visible publicly).
You know from the 15th December I will have a month of free time,
and I would love to get myself up to speed with Mir to contribute
to it. If you don't mind me saying, I think Mir could be one of
the best things for the future of D (along with LDC) and I'd be
glad to help it on its way.