On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:24:14 Jack Applegame via Digitalmars-d-
announce wrote:
> On Wednesday, 15 March 2017 at 11:09:10 UTC, Jonathan M Davis
> wrote:
> > I'm inclined to agree with David on this one, but I really
> > don't want to argue about it. Just remember that this newsgroup
> > is intended for announcements that the wider D community would
> > be interested in and that communication here should be kept to
> > a minimum. This is precisely the list that folks sign up for
> > when they want to hear about the big stuff but don't want to
> > deal with any of the chatter. And anyone posting here should
> > keep that in mind.
> Is https://forum.dlang.org/group/dmd right place for such
> requests?

Yes, though I'd generally try in the main newsgroup first. Regardless, the
biggest thing is to make sure that it's in bugzilla. That often is not
sufficient, but without that, the bug is in serious risk of being forgotten,
and whenever anyone brings up a bug and complains that it isn't fix and
hasn't put it in bugzilla, Walter basically tells them that it doesn't exist
until it's in bugzilla, because if it isn't reported, then he and the rest
of the compiler devs aren't going to know about it.

But the reality of the matter is that getting ahold of anyone in particular
in the newsgroups can be hit or miss, and the number of compiler devs isn't
huge. So, sometimes, you have to bring something up multiple times for it be
seen by the right people. And unfortunately, the nature of
newsgroup/forum/mailing list discussions is often essentially bikeshedding
in that the topics that need real attention often get relatively little
attention, because they're hard and/or not many people know enough to get
involved, whereas topics that don't take much expertise and easy to have an
opinion on get a lot of attention. So, solitary posts on important topics
sometimes get missed.

- Jonathan M Davis

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