08/30/2017 (Wed) 20:16:42
<Yardanico> how many times will people ask "why nim transpiles to C?"
<PMunch> Look at it this way, transpile is translating a sentence from English to French, compiling is translating a sentence from English to something a child could understand in English.
<StephenLynx> please go on, all this mental gymnastic is quite the spectacle.
<Araq> "transpile" is no word, there is "compile" and "translate" and translate is an umbrella term
<StephenLynx> I find it funny you think its a different level of abstraction when its on the same. you give it human readable code and get human readable code.
<StephenLynx> by your logic, a library is a lower level of abstraction.
<Yardanico> StephenLynx, well, asm is human-readable too :)
<StephenLynx> i could also argue that asm is not portable.
<StephenLynx> C is.
* Araq sets quiet on StephenLynx!*@*