Opinion of February 2012

Nick Sabalausky a at a.a
Sat Feb 4 08:36:03 PST 2012

"Zachary Lund" <admin at computerquip.com> wrote in message 
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> On 02/04/2012 01:02 AM, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
>> "Nick Sabalausky"<a at a.a>  wrote in message
>> news:jgij59$hc2$1 at digitalmars.com...
>>> "Zachary Lund"<admin at computerquip.com>  wrote in message
>>> news:jghpk4$26uk$1 at digitalmars.com...
>>>> 2. Milestones and Organization
>>> This is non-corporate-backed OSS. People are free to work on what they
>>> choose. We're not Bill Lumberg Waterfall Nazis here.
>>>> I cannot stand Windows. If Microsoft suddenly went bankrupt, Windows 
>>>> was
>>>> never updated, and people had to move to MacOS or Linux, I would be the
>>>> happiest man alive.
>>> Bleh. Apple makes MS look like the EFF. (And I'd sooner switch to a
>>> graphing calculator as my primary PC than go back to OSX.) MS may be no
>>> better than any other corporation, but Jobs's demise was the #1 best 
>>> thing
>>> to happen to technology since Win2K/XP. ('Course they couldn't get me to
>>> use that Vista/Win7 trash if they paid me.)
>>>> It also drives me insane that dmd for D2 is not named dmd2. There's no
>>>> reason to not have it be dmd2 and you just stupidly caused
>>>> incompatibility with the D1 executable.
>>> https://bitbucket.org/doob/dvm
>>> $dvm use 1.069
>>> $dvm use 2.057
>>> etc...
>>> Trivial problem trivially solved.
>>>> The .c extensions on C++ files... need I say more? That itself is a 
>>>> joke
>>>> and seems to have been ignored when complaints about it came up.
>>> Everyone already knows and agrees.
>> I don't mean to be an ass about it, I know how infuriating it is to come
>> into a group and get immediately lynched. It's just that every couple 
>> months
>> we inevitably get yet another first-time (or nearly-first-time) poster 
>> who
>> gives us a big essay on everything we're doing wrong and how they're 
>> going
>> to swoop in and save us from ourselves with their basic observations, all 
>> of
>> which inevitably fall into:
>> A. Things everyone already knows, agrees on, and is being worked on.
>> B. Things they can easily contribute to themselves.
>> C. Things that are already taken care of.
>> D. Things that have already been brought up, discussed, and are never 
>> going
>> to happen (and have *then* been discussed a couple more times).
>> E. Things that are just plain false.
>> It's a pattern that just gets very old very quickly.
> You seem to have ignored parts of my post. I said I would start 
> contributing. I even mentioned DVM and why DVM shouldn't exist. And while 
> you are not "Bill Lumberg Waterfall Nazis", I'm not sure why stating your 
> short-term goals is such a problem. It creates the basics of organization 
> and of itself would probably make several people happy at the cost of 
> almost nothing.
> Organization? What are we, "Bill Lumberg Waterfall Nazis"?
> Also, I don't really care if things I brought up have been repeated, there 
> is known knowledge as to why you chose the "solution" to the problem I 
> stated. I even discussed this when I talked about the FAQ. If a question 
> constantly comes up, it brings up an obvious unproductive problem and thus 
> should be taken care of ahead of time in the FAQ.

I just don't see why you seem to care so incredibly much about such trivial 
matters as "dmd" vs "dmd2" and releases not limiting themselves to some sort 
of pre-determined "theme".

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