On Friday, 28 August 2015 at 20:34:16 UTC, Luís Marques wrote:
On Monday, 24 August 2015 at 18:43:01 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu
Following an increasing desire to focus on working on the D
language and foundation, I have recently made the difficult
decision to part ways with Facebook, my employer of five years
and nine months.
When I read this post one of the things that crossed my mind
was how Andrei could afford to do this, but personal economic
issues tend to be sensitive matters so I didn't presume to ask.
It seems that someone else asked it (very directly) on reddit,
and Andrei replied. His answer is basically that he's taking a
large pay cut to do this:
Given the implicit donation (the financial opportunity cost)
that Andrei is making to D, I just wanted to say: thank you.
But wouldn't his Facebook stock alone allow him to live
comfortably with no job? I think it is a good decision when you
have reached financial independence to do what you most want to