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Discussion on: I am a Nim dev, Ask Me Anything!

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Michael Born

Do you get a lot of negative feedback on your choice of language? Or are folks pretty supportive of your tool of choice?

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Juan Carlos Ask Me Anything

Lets see, I can enumerate communities that I remember:

Nim: Awesome community, one of the most friendly I ever meet, people doing all kinds of stuff.

Python: Some people get scared when you say theres Nim on PyPI, but when you explain that is like Cython, and Python is really made of C/C++/Cython/Fortran/etc they get interested.

Rust: Always bring the topic of memory management, but now Nim is adding a mode that works like Rust, so things are more even.

Data Science: They always welcome high performance computing that Nim has.

So in general they are positive, the point is that Nim is not an easy language to describe quickly, sure theres more communities out there too but thats the ones I get to meet.