On 8/20/2015 6:25 PM, Mike wrote:
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 D.announce
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.


Humm, I wonder if we could strip it out before the final link.

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