I like the idea of a language that offers the flexibility and productivity of modern scripting languages, has static typing and compiles to C without depending on any library. A few questions pop up though:
Not so enchanted with the syntax though (structure through indentation, ugh).
I wanted to give it a try and have a look at the generated code, but the source zip doesn’t build on my machine.
Im quite new to the language myself, so what i will say is no guarantee ;)
For what i know is that nimrod source does not need any special build process: the compiler bootstraps itself from a small set of c-sources and then rebuilds using nimrod. After that the compiler takes care of building your nimrod sources and requires no dependencies.
I dont know about point 3, but you could ask it yourself on their irc channel. Its a really friendly and active community.
FWIW, Ocaml fills this niche for me. I love being able to toss a binary to a machine without having to install a bunch of deps (unless linking against a C library).