On Thursday, 28 January 2016 at 12:40:56 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad
I think that Sonke received too much "negative motivation" for
his contributions recently, if I had been in his shoes I'd
probably found working on vibe.d more fun. IRRC Ruppe also have
voiced that he want to work on libraries which he has more
Yeah, I think getting in Phobos is a waste of time and likely a
net negative on the library due to how much harder it is to
change phobos vs changing your own file.
In my perfect world, quality third party apps - as determined
just by usage stats or something - would be automatically
downloadable and their documentation searchable as if it was
When you do `import std.string;` you expect it to just work, and
you find std.string's docs easily from dmd.
I'd love it if you could do `import thirdparty.independent;` and
it magically works too - without even need for a configuration
file or an install command. And the docs are right there and
tutorials are written however the author feels like writing them.
Then the line between "standard library" and other library
While that isn't likely to happen, we could at least start
promoting third party stuff more equally.
An frankly, as APIs have to be vetted on large applications in
maintenance mode a lot of the effort put into arguing the
design "perfect Phobos libraries" most likely will be in vain.
This is a reason why I tend to only write libs that I actually
use myself - at least then I know every function has one happy