On Tuesday, 18 August 2015 at 19:35:02 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
I hate the movie "Field of Dreams" where they push the idiotic
idea of "Build it and they will come." No, they won't. There's
a blizzard of stuff competing for their attention out there,
why should they invest the time looking at your stuff? You need
to tell them why!
Here's the frustrating typical pattern I've seen here for years:
1. spend hundreds if not thousands of hours developing
something really cool
2. spend 2 minutes posting a link to the repository on
3. someone posts it to reddit. Ignore it
4. get frustrated that nobody looks at it
5. get bitter and quit
I have a number of projects I'd love to blog about, but I'm
currently held back by
https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14758. Perhaps now is
not the right time with the transition DDMD on the horizon, but
14758 is currently holding me back, and recently kept me from
soliciting D for my employer's most recent venture. I have
defaulted back to C/C++, unfortunately.
If I could get some support on that issue, I really think I could
make a major contribution to D, and perhaps bring an industry
with me. Please just bring me the baton, and I will run.