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April 04, 2012
Re: Poll of the week - How long have you been in the D world?
On 31/03/12 00:29, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 11:17:47PM +0100, Stewart Gordon wrote:
>> On 26/03/2012 02:18, dnewbie wrote:
>>> Just out of curiosity, is D attracting new users? Are the old
>>> users running? Place your vote here
>>> http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=4f6fb7e5e4b04f389e5eb66f
>>
>> I see that the numbers are almost evenly balanced between the four
>> categories.  But does this really mean that we've attracted more
>> people in the last two years than in all earlier years combined, or
>> that an awful lot of old-timers have left?
> [...]
>
> That would be cause of great concern.
>
> Are the D1 people still around?
>
>
> T
>

There are professional, full-time D1 developers who have _never_ read 
the newsgroups.
April 04, 2012
Re: Poll of the week - How long have you been in the D world?
On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:27:45 +0200, Don Clugston <dac@nospam.com> wrote:

> On 31/03/12 00:29, H. S. Teoh wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 11:17:47PM +0100, Stewart Gordon wrote:
>>> On 26/03/2012 02:18, dnewbie wrote:
>>>> Just out of curiosity, is D attracting new users? Are the old
>>>> users running? Place your vote here
>>>> http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=4f6fb7e5e4b04f389e5eb66f
>>>
>>> I see that the numbers are almost evenly balanced between the four
>>> categories.  But does this really mean that we've attracted more
>>> people in the last two years than in all earlier years combined, or
>>> that an awful lot of old-timers have left?
>> [...]
>>
>> That would be cause of great concern.
>>
>> Are the D1 people still around?
>>
>>
>> T
>>
>
> There are professional, full-time D1 developers who have _never_ read  
> the newsgroups.

They have probably not even heard the news that D1 will be discontinued..?
April 05, 2012
Re: Poll of the week - How long have you been in the D world?
On Wednesday, 4 April 2012 at 19:06:30 UTC, simendsjo wrote:

>> There are professional, full-time D1 developers who have 
>> _never_ read the newsgroups.
>
> They have probably not even heard the news that D1 will be 
> discontinued..?

Probably haven't heard there was a new compiler release either.
April 05, 2012
Re: Poll of the week - How long have you been in the D world?
On 04/04/12 21:06, simendsjo wrote:
> On Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:27:45 +0200, Don Clugston <dac@nospam.com> wrote:
>
>> On 31/03/12 00:29, H. S. Teoh wrote:
>>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 11:17:47PM +0100, Stewart Gordon wrote:
>>>> On 26/03/2012 02:18, dnewbie wrote:
>>>>> Just out of curiosity, is D attracting new users? Are the old
>>>>> users running? Place your vote here
>>>>> http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=4f6fb7e5e4b04f389e5eb66f
>>>>
>>>> I see that the numbers are almost evenly balanced between the four
>>>> categories. But does this really mean that we've attracted more
>>>> people in the last two years than in all earlier years combined, or
>>>> that an awful lot of old-timers have left?
>>> [...]
>>>
>>> That would be cause of great concern.
>>>
>>> Are the D1 people still around?
>>>
>>>
>>> T
>>>
>>
>> There are professional, full-time D1 developers who have _never_ read
>> the newsgroups.
>
> They have probably not even heard the news that D1 will be discontinued..?

Possible, but I doubt that very much.
April 05, 2012
Re: Poll of the week - How long have you been in the D world?
In my case, D is just one of the new upcoming languages group that I lurk 
around as
a language geek.

Besides playing with the language in toy projects, there isn't much I can do 
with it,
as  on my line of work only JVM/.NET languages are allowed, with some luck
I get to touch C++ every now and then.

--
Paulo

"Stewart Gordon"  wrote in message news:jl7pq6$2uot$1@digitalmars.com...

On 31/03/2012 05:25, Chris NS wrote:
<snip>
> Some of us are -- though I don't know how many are actually still "D1 
> people" per se...
> I'd say most have made the jump by now. What I feel from the numbers is 
> simply that we
> have a mostly steady rate of community growth.

Depends what you mean by "community".  It's really a matter of how many 
people answered
the poll.  The proportion the sample represents of the total number of D 
programmers is
liable to get smaller as D becomes an ISO/ANSI/whatever standard, gains more 
and more
third-party compilers and is adopted by more and more businesses, since many 
of the users
will not be coming through Digital Mars and so are less likely to be active 
on these
'groups.  And so, in the long run, the poll results are likely to understate 
the growth in
the number of D users.

Though publicising the poll in as many D-related forums as we can find will 
help to
counter this....

Stewart.
April 05, 2012
Re: Poll of the week - How long have you been in the D world?
On 05/04/2012 10:49, Paulo Pinto wrote:
> In my case, D is just one of the new upcoming languages group that I lurk around as
> a language geek.
>
> Besides playing with the language in toy projects, there isn't much I can do with it,
> as on my line of work only JVM/.NET languages are allowed, with some luck
> I get to touch C++ every now and then.
<snip>

There was a D.NET in the works a few years ago.  Last post about it seems to have been on 
.announce in May 2009.  Does anyone know what's happened to it since?

Stewart.
April 05, 2012
Re: Poll of the week - How long have you been in the D world?
On Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 10:50:18 UTC, Stewart Gordon wrote:
> There was a D.NET in the works a few years ago.  Last post 
> about it seems to have been on .announce in May 2009.  Does 
> anyone know what's happened to it since?

He had a very ambitious plan to compile phobos. That was too bold 
to work.
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