|Nim Reaches 1.0|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Monday, 30 September 2019|
The Nim Team has announced version 1.0 of the language. Nim is a compiled statically typed language focusing on efficiency, readability and flexibility, and the developers say Version 1.0 marks the beginning of a stable base and that future versions of Nim won’t break the code you have written with the current version.
Nim's options include a deferred reference counting garbage collector that is fast, incremental and pauseless; or a soft real-time garbage collector that lets you specify its max pause time. There are also other options for garbage collection. At the moment there are more than 1000 packages available for Nim, and the developers hope and expect more packages to be developed now Nim has reached 1.0.
"We want to focus on Nim's tooling, including Nimsuggest (Nim's code completion engine for diverse editors), Nimble (Nim's package manager) and Nimpretty (Nim's source code formatting tool). Personally I regard "incremental recompilation" (IC) the next big milestone for the Nim compiler. IC will further speed up Nim's already fast compile-times and cache the results of macro expansions and other constructs."
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