stop saying "systems language" when what you really mean is "c++-like"

i think i particularly dislike the term because ive been in a lot of discussions where its vagueness is used for endless goalpost-shifting

so whether or not you think your personal definition of the term is concrete and well founded, i dont wish to entertain it. if you have a specific domain in mind say that instead

this isnt a subpost im thinking of a specific discord im in where people are always having super unproductive arguments, and "X isnt a systems language because Y" comes up a lot

@iitalics serious take: python with a proper pointer manip library and the ability to compile the runtime in with the script is a systems language

it'll be super inefficient without a "struct" library, but it could in fact be used for systems level programming

an interpreter, when compiled into the same binary as the script, is just a fancy runtime

@iitalics i don't think this is a *useful* take, just that yeah, "systems language" is very overloaded :P

@pericynthion @iitalics the people who say "Python can't be compiled" just turn my brain inside out. What paradigm prevents this??? none that's what..... that made more contextual sense with my internal connections but AFAIK, nothing about python fundamentally prevents it from being compiled, the runtime operation is an interpreting environment... why? why couldn't you compile python into something that can run right on the metal?

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