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?
Well, programmers are engineers, and engineers tend to focus on
things that need improvement. That has the downside that the
attitude might stealthily get negative. That is likely to be the
Too positive an attitude in a wrong woy would stall the
development. That does not mean negativity is desirable, just
that it's sometimes hard to say what's constructive criticism and
I don't remember seeing so much negative about Rust on rust
forum and so on.
I don't feel the general attitude to be negative, I think many
people are very positive here: Andrei, Ali and H.S.Teoh are
excellent examples. And those who sound negative at times are
It's true there are rant posts that fail to keep a good attitude,
but I think they are usually from "outside" people. Regular D
users are almost always reasonably nice.