4 points by kas in: python nim 2 weeks, 5 days ago | 6 comments


 
1 point by kas 2 weeks, 4 days ago | 3 comments | on: Could Nim Replace Python?
Betteridge's law of headlines is an adage that states: “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” Speed or not, I believe that Python's interactive prompt + being able to run without compilation gives Python a head start. Nim looks interesting, though.
 
1 point by kas 2 weeks, 4 days ago | 1 comment | parent | on: Could Nim Replace Python?
Ok, so there's now way to make paragraphs here on PN?
 
2 points by sebst 2 weeks, 3 days ago | 1 comment | parent | on: Could Nim Replace Python?
No, I hope to add some features in the next time, but I’m a bit underwater with client projects at the moment
 
2 points by kas 2 weeks, 2 days ago | discuss | parent | on: Could Nim Replace Python?
No sweat, take your time.
 
2 points by gonational 2 weeks, 3 days ago | 2 comments | on: Could Nim Replace Python?
As a long-term python developer with basically no experience in compiled languages, I can tell you that Nim being a compiled language does not turn me off, and I really like the syntax. Being a compiled language would turn me off if it didn’t come with a lot of speed improvement, but the speed is drastically better than cPython. The reason why I will probably never give the language more than a moment of thought is because there is basically no ecosystem. The language has been around for longer than Rust and Go, yet it has basically 1 half-baked web framework. I didn’t see much in regards to any specific other niches either, besides meta-programming. I can tell you right now that if If I looked up “Nim web frameworks” or “Nim ORMs” and found a bunch of blog posts and libraries, I would be spending the next two months, solid, learning and using the language.
 
0 points by kas 2 weeks, 2 days ago | 1 comment | parent | on: Could Nim Replace Python?
Interesting, thanks for your thoughts.
 
1 point by gonational 2 weeks ago | discuss | parent | on: Could Nim Replace Python?
Thank you for your OP. This was the first time I decided to give Nim a serious look. I hope it succeeds to grow a sustainable community. I’ll be a part of that community for sure, but right now there is the OSS equivalent of market failure.