On Tuesday, 25 August 2015 at 21:43:11 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
The work done on GDC is well appreciated, GDC's codebase is
much cleaner now than it was before the refactoring.
True, and it will only get more cleaner as each section is
rewritten. But no one personally congratulates you on
refactoring code (I have been spearheading a push to remove all
dmd-backend-isms from gdc. It took about 3 months work to make
expression (toElem) codegen to be stateless, and remove the
dmd-specific 'backend IR state' (IRState) struct from the
codebase. And that is barely 1/8 of what needs to be done to
prepare the move to 2.067)
How can we make it easier for people to show their appreciation?
I appreciate very much your work on GDC, and I know that there is
a general problem that people tend to focus on what's visible and
not necessarily what's hidden but important.
Everyone knows Steve Jobs. Wozniak less so. Who outside of the
programming world is familiar with Dennis Ritchie? So part of
that is just a question of awareness, and so this is an
interesting development (whatever you think of the person or his
contributions - that is not my point):