5 days ago
On Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 07:35:19 UTC, Dukc wrote:
> On Monday, 12 February 2018 at 23:54:29 UTC, Arun Chandrasekaran wrote:
>> Sorry if I'm hurting someone's sentiment, but is it just me who is seeing so much negative trend in the D forum about D itself?
> Well, programmers are engineers, and engineers tend to focus on things that need improvement.

We aren't constantly effusive and positive because we care.  We care and we see the cracks in the plaster and know that we, all of us, can do better; can BE better.

Often all in different ways that others don't agree with.

And that's fine.

That said, there's a difference between constructive and destructive negativity. It pays to recognise the difference and not indulge the latter.

5 days ago
On 2/12/18 10:46 PM, jmh530 wrote:
> On Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 03:15:44 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
>> I don't see a negative trend. [snip]
> I don't know if there's a negative trend or not, but every 2 or 3 months there's inevitably a thread about things D needs to add or improve that tends to devolve into complaints about the language.

One thing that has happened visibly starting around December 2017 is that most activity has moved onto github. I can barely keep up with the action going on in there. This is good on many levels, among which obviously there's progress being made. Also, on github it's much easier to keep things on track because the implicit goal is to reach a binary conclusion pull/not, whereas in idle forum discussion the implicit incentive is to keep discussion going. -- Andrei

5 days ago
On Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 18:25:25 UTC, 9il wrote:
> Do we follow main initial promise to be better / to replace C/C++?
> The last one question is the most important. Instead of targeting a real market for as, which is C/C++, we are building a "trendy" language to compete with Python/Java/Go/Rust. Trends are changing but C/C++ market are waiting us!

That is probably true. Also in the convenience department any small language will have problems reaching a high valuation...

Rust seems to be able to pick up some of the C market though.

5 days ago
On Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 16:04:11 UTC, Abdulhaq wrote:
> Psychotic rabbit disturbed by programming related video.
> In other news....

don't poke the rabbit.

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