On Monday, 12 February 2018 at 23:54:29 UTC, Arun Chandrasekaran
Sorry if I'm hurting someone's sentiment, but is it just me who
is seeing so much negative trend in the D forum about D itself?
I don't remember seeing so much negative about Rust on rust
forum and so on. Do you think it will help in reminding people
not to post any negative things? It shouldn't become strict
moderation, but at the same time, I really don't like seeing so
much negative trend. I would even go to the extent and suggest
to email Walter/Andrei in person (even if they don't agree) to
vent your frustration with D, but please don't post it on the
Everyone knows the current state of D and this can be improved
with more volunteers. Even a small topic like some xyz library
is not up to the mark is being dragged towards argument and
negativity about D instead of realizing that the issue needs to
be reported to the respective library author.
The community is small when compared to other languages, so it
is essential to keep the positive vibe to attract larger mass
(to reach the critical mass at first hand).
We need great minds from across various industries and
experiences to strengthen ourselves. So please promote D with
what it can offer at the moment instead of spreading negative
sentiment of how it can do certain things with some missing
crazy syntax sugar, etc. We know such things are being/can be
D is a wonderful programming language and let's share awesome
things we do with it.
I don't see a negative trend. It's always been negative around
here, and I've never understood why. It's the best language I've
used by a significant margin. D is the inverse of the Lisp
community, which believes the Common Lisp Hyperspec was delivered
on stone tablets.
I've even raised the issue myself. Everyone complains about
Walter and Andrei and the lack of tools and so on, but I see a
lot of progress. I don't really care about who isn't using D or
why. For many years I saw the same thing in the Linux community
yet year after year I had a computer that just worked.