It is refreshing that Drew knows the correct way to indent code.

Also, it’s extremely likely he is aware people know about this language already. He would not have put up this website on a public facing domain name if he hadn’t considered the possibility.

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Well done. +1 for posting on Gemini

Evan
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More so, their mirroring from Gemini, not the other way around

Evan
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Drew is going to be very mad…

There are many languages that try to be a better C. For example Zig, D, C#, Swift, rust, Odin, etc. Has Hare some unique goals, or what sets it apart?

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If you want a TLDR of how it compares to other languages, I think this: https://drewdevault.com/2021/03/19/A-new-systems-language.html

First I’ve heard of Odin, I think most of the languages you list can’t be considered true altneratives to C. A key aspect of C is manual memory management; probably any language with garbage collection cannot replace C in its appropriate use cases (kernels, interpreters, device drivers, etc).

My impression is that Hare aims to be drastically simpler than Rust, but borrows at least one major idea from it: pattern matching. I suspect a big reason Drew didn’t consider Zig satisfactory is because of its lack of unicode string support. See this fascinating thread where he argues with the Zig developers about their decision to leave it out: https://github.com/ziglang/zig/issues/234

That is interesting. Thanks.

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Drew: I don’t want anyone to see my new programming language.

Also Drew: Makes a complete page with docs, tutorials, resources, and public repos. And he asks you to please keep it as a secret ㊙ .

He has a good sense of humor 🤣

looks promising. hopefully it’ll mature over the next few years to be something cool

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