Quote o' the day: excessive?
Posted on March 19, 2014 by Tommy McGuire
Araq wrote on proggit,
Disclaimer: I'm nimrod's "one guy".
- Nimrod is being dogfooded too, the compiler and all of its infrastructure are written in Nimrod.
- Nimrod is not only me, we're 3-5 depending on how you count. It's true that I'm the BDFL and that there is no company behind it and getting paid for it would really help a lot.
- What does it offer over Rust? Lots of things just like Rust offers quite a lot over Nimrod, but these comparisons will be more meaningful when both reached version 1.0. Short list: exceptions tracking, an effects system, typesafe bitflags, excessive compile time evaluation, a taint mode, and quite a different concurrency model. The latter took a long time to develop and its implementation in its infancy, but I'm mildly optimistic we found a good "worse is better" solution, which is safe enough in practice while still remaining quite simple.
I can't really argue with that.