2 points by gonational 9 months, 3 weeks 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 9 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment | parent | on: Could Nim Replace Python?
Interesting, thanks for your thoughts.
 
1 point by gonational 9 months, 3 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.