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March 15
Dear developers. I need help fixing issue #17257 (https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17257) and related bug (https://forum.dlang.org/post/zpxzbctiijfhjujszvgl@forum.dlang.org).

I can't fix it myself, because know almost nothing about the internals of the compiler. But I'm willing to pay for this work. PayPal, Bountysource, donation, all that you want.


March 15
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 07:37:53 UTC, Jack Applegame wrote:
> Dear developers. I need help fixing issue #17257 (https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17257) and related bug (https://forum.dlang.org/post/zpxzbctiijfhjujszvgl@forum.dlang.org).
>
> I can't fix it myself, because know almost nothing about the internals of the compiler. But I'm willing to pay for this work. PayPal, Bountysource, donation, all that you want.

I am going to take a look at this issue, later today.


March 15
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 07:37:53 UTC, Jack Applegame wrote:
> Dear developers. I need help fixing issue #17257 (https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17257) and related bug (https://forum.dlang.org/post/zpxzbctiijfhjujszvgl@forum.dlang.org).

This is a forum for announcements of general interest. Please take that into consideration before posting here. Thanks. — David
March 15
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 08:52:03 UTC, David Nadlinger wrote:
> This is a forum for announcements of general interest. Please take that into consideration before posting here. Thanks. — David

I think that fixing such bugs is quite general interest. I'm not asking to do enhancement required solely to me. I'm asking to fix a bug, very bad bug.

March 15
V Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:19:17 +0000
Jack Applegame via Digitalmars-d-announce
<digitalmars-d-announce@puremagic.com> napsáno:

> On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 08:52:03 UTC, David Nadlinger wrote:
> > This is a forum for announcements of general interest. Please take that into consideration before posting here. Thanks. — David
> 
> I think that fixing such bugs is quite general interest. I'm not asking to do enhancement required solely to me. I'm asking to fix a bug, very bad bug.
> 
Yes, but you should put this to general forum, not to announcement

March 15
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 09:27:26 UTC, Daniel Kozák wrote:
> Yes, but you should put this to general forum, not to announcement
I tried. Everyone is talking about problems with memory management, but nobody cares about bugs in such fundamental things as the destructors. Apparently it's more important to discuss advertising on Quora.


March 15
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 09:19:17 UTC, Jack Applegame wrote:
> I think that fixing such bugs is quite general interest. I'm not asking to do enhancement required solely to me. I'm asking to fix a bug, very bad bug.

The reason why your post is not appropriate here is in the name of the forum: "announce". Many D users follow this list – and in part indeed via email – to keep up with interesting news, developments, and events in the wider community. If the volume becomes too high, the forum loses its reason to exist, and we could just merge it into the general forum entirely.

If you are having trouble figuring out what to post here, a great way to start is to ask yourself: "What would happen if every D user posted <their xyz> here?" What would happen if every D user posted about the initial release of their smaller project/a fresh release of their well-known project here? Great, that will keep people up to speed with what's happening in the community. What would happen if everybody posted about bugs they find and want fixed here? Not so much. There are many more severe issues discovered frequently, yet you don't read about them here – because the bug tracker is the place to report them.

Of course, in this case, you might want to inform compiler developers that you can offer a bounty for timely fixes. But the appropriate place to do so is the DMD development list, or maybe – if you think that the wider D audience might be able to help – the general dm.D forum.

It goes without saying that respecting the rules and workings of a community you want help from will drastically increase the chances of actually receiving it.

 — David
March 15
Oh relax, its a freelance job advertisement as well (payment for bug to be fixed). If that wasn't there then yeah not appropriate. But its there, so I say it was a good place :)
March 15
On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 10:04:50 UTC, rikki cattermole wrote:
> Oh relax, its a freelance job advertisement as well (payment for bug to be fixed). If that wasn't there then yeah not appropriate. But its there, so I say it was a good place :)
Exactly. And besides, it is actually a donation to the D language. ;)
March 15
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 23:04:50 rikki cattermole via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote:
> Oh relax, its a freelance job advertisement as well (payment for bug to be fixed). If that wasn't there then yeah not appropriate. But its there, so I say it was a good place :)

I'm inclined to agree with David on this one, but I really don't want to argue about it. Just remember that this newsgroup is intended for announcements that the wider D community would be interested in and that communication here should be kept to a minimum. This is precisely the list that folks sign up for when they want to hear about the big stuff but don't want to deal with any of the chatter. And anyone posting here should keep that in mind.

- Jonathan M Davis

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