November 19

On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 13:18:54 UTC, Max Samukha wrote:

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Ola Fosheim Grøstad is a full-time troll here. Don't take him too seriously.

Nope. Never trolled anyone. Also never said anything about the US.

November 19

On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 13:18:54 UTC, Max Samukha wrote:

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On Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 08:57:08 UTC, Dom DiSc wrote:

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On Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 08:14:42 UTC, zjh wrote:

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On Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 07:57:03 UTC, Patrick Schluter wrote:

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D is the first letter of dick. It's a childish americanism comparable to the n word or the f word.

understand.

In America nearly every second word can have some sexual connotation. [...]

Ola Fosheim Grøstad is a full-time troll here. Don't take him too seriously.

? Ola was not cited here.

November 19

On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 13:18:54 UTC, Max Samukha wrote:

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On Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 08:57:08 UTC, Dom DiSc wrote:

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On Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 08:14:42 UTC, zjh wrote:

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On Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 07:57:03 UTC, Patrick Schluter wrote:

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D is the first letter of dick. It's a childish americanism comparable to the n word or the f word.

understand.

In America nearly every second word can have some sexual connotation. As if there weren't already too much of them. I personally find even the word "dick" far fetched to have that meaning. If you need a one-letter abbreviation, I would say it's the "P"-word. If you'd ask me, D is about the 13th letter that would come to mind to have some sexual meaning. Halve the latin alphabet is more likely to be misinterpreted that way.

God hates America.

Ola Fosheim Grøstad is a full-time troll here. Don't take him too seriously.

This thread is going off the rails. Maybe he is a troll (I don't read most of the posts here, so I can't say) but (a) he is correct, and (b) the posts preceding yours were obvious troll posts that added nothing to the conversation.

November 19

On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 14:06:51 UTC, bachmeier wrote:

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This thread is going off the rails. Maybe he is a troll (I don't read most of the posts here, so I can't say)

Actually, I've never trolled anyone in the D forums ever. I can see why some people want to think that, but it isn't actually true. (Wishful thinking.)

But I do view this thread as both serious and humorous. I think a slogan works better if there is humour in it. You have to try many mottos to get there. Brainstorming, throw in many wild things and someone will find inspiration and find one that does get attention.

I think slogans on webpages only work if they peak curiosity. "What do they mean??? I have to look further.". Basically something that makes the random visitor stop for a second.

November 19

On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 15:22:27 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad wrote:

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Actually, I've never trolled anyone in the D forums ever. I can see why some people want to think that, but it isn't actually true. (Wishful thinking.)

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I don't think of you as a troll, but not being a troll is also a low standard for someone to aspire to.

November 19

On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 15:59:01 UTC, jmh530 wrote:

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I don't think of you as a troll, but not being a troll is also a low standard for someone to aspire to.

So, assuming you are not trolling me, what is your suggestion for a motto?

November 19

On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 16:04:26 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad wrote:

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On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 15:59:01 UTC, jmh530 wrote:

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I don't think of you as a troll, but not being a troll is also a low standard for someone to aspire to.

So, assuming you are not trolling me, what is your suggestion for a motto?

I don't have much to add on topic. I think WebFreak001's [1] and Ben Jones' [2] suggestions at the beginning of the thread were probably the best I've read.

[1] https://forum.dlang.org/post/smblowopmaajomehsmqx@forum.dlang.org
[2] https://forum.dlang.org/post/ssugubohffygkfqmvzfj@forum.dlang.org

November 19

On Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at 16:46:23 UTC, Ben Jones wrote:

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I put this in another thread, but "from prototype to(through?) production"

I still think this is the best one.

"From prototype to production"

November 20

On Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at 09:51:32 UTC, forkit wrote:

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I propose this as D's motto: 'Create interesting software more easily'.

...without tear your hair out :)

D, it made you happy bunny...

November 21

On Friday, 19 November 2021 at 22:49:50 UTC, Imperatorn wrote:

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On Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at 16:46:23 UTC, Ben Jones wrote:

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I put this in another thread, but "from prototype to(through?) production"

I still think this is the best one.

"From prototype to production"

I don't think it's that good as a motto. A good motto should serve two purposes:

  1. Tell, in less than a single sentence, why the language is good and why should people try it. "From prototype to production" is too general and too abstract; at first glance people won't understand what it means and when they do, they will ask "... And why should I want to use the same language for prototype and for production?"

  2. It should serve as an overarching statement of what is the language's goal. It should be possible to look at proposed features or improvements and ask yourself, how does this proposal help to achieve the motto's goals?

Rudy's "Empowering everyone to write reliable and efficient software" is too long, not catchy enough, but it is descriptive and it gives a general direction.

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