On Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 12:27:00 UTC, Andrei
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).
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!