On Tuesday, 25 August 2015 at 07:49:14 UTC, Muahmmad Adel wrote:
As far as I know, your title at Facebook was "D evangelist".
When I knew that you moved to Facebook with this title, at
first I thought that Facebook was willing to push D forward,
with the company's resources and its previous contributions to
technology, I thought this would be a similar but a more larger
I jokingly self-appointed myself with that title for a short
while; Facebook is flexible enough to allow such. My official
title there has always been Research Scientist and I've worked on
a great deal of varied projects.
So now I am curious to know details about how you see your work
at Facebook conflicting with the way you want to push D
forward. For example, Is the company only willing to support D
to a limited level? Doesn't the language fulfil the company's
technical needs? Do you have conflicting visions towards how
things should proceed?
I know this is a question that you cannot give a totally
politically correct answer to, but some details would be
informative about your vision and / or the company.
There's not much to tell. Facebook is and continues to be a D
user, the last project I was working on (and is ongoing) uses D,
and there's more use in smaller internal projects. But there is
no stronger involvement for the time being.