On Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 12:27:00 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
Walter and I are planning major marketing moves, for which there's a necessity to describe my relationship with D succinctly. People routinely introduce me as "co-creator of D" and I need to explain "well, D had already been created when I joined but I worked on a number of features" etc.

Although D looks quite different now than it was in 2006, the "creation" act only happens once, so "co-creator" is inaccurate and shifts credit inappropriately. Last thing you want in PR is someone in the crowd to go "wait, but you didn't create it" and the next-to-last thing is to need to define the relationship between you and what you're selling as "well, it's complicated".

So we mulled over this for a while and we decided to go with "D Language Architect". I'll use that henceforth. Walter will remain of course the "D Language Creator".

No need to call me that way :o).



Excellent, Andrei!

And what a timely coincidence, since the other day I saw "co-creator" and thought less than favorably about you for it. But D Language Architect is excellent! Kudos!

Reply via email to