On Wednesday, 14 August 2013 at 19:52:13 UTC, Dejan Lekic wrote:
On Tuesday, 6 August 2013 at 16:02:57 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
On Tuesday, 6 August 2013 at 01:22:29 UTC, Andre Artus wrote:
Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
Perhaps we can get it to 1000 answers? I'm looking through it
now to see if I can find something I can answer.
I think the lack of answers is due to most D aficionados
posting questions on
http://forum.dlang.org/group/digitalmars.D.learn instead of
stackoverflow. The last time I asked a question I did it on
both assuming I'd get better answers here than there. I was
right and had to answer my own question on SO (with the answer
I got on the forum from a helpful D programmer) so that others
I'm not entirely sure this relative insularity is good for D
(which is why I bothered to ask my question on SO to begin
There is really nothing wrong about answering/asking questions
here instead of the StackOverflow.
As with many things it depends on what you want to achieve.
Answering on SO is as much about establishing awareness as it is
about answering the question. For a newcomer to D StackOverflow
may be their first port of call, if questions go unanswered, or
are answered after long delays, then the likelihood of the person
persisting with D is diminished.
A relatively small number of people are attracted to tools and
languages that don't have broad exposure. These people are marked
by dogged determinism and a high tolerance for [mental] pain.
Your average Joe or Jane is not like that, they have something
they want to achieve and if they perceive the language/tools are
working against them they will try something else.
It could be argued that D (broadly) isn't ready for Joe and Jane
yet, but if it isn't yet, it must plan to be ready soon.