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 wrote:
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:

https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/3ioy9b/andrei_alexandrescu_c_guru_leaves_facebook_to/cuip1pd

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 do.

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