Here's looking at you, kid
Chris via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Mon Nov 23 13:13:15 PST 2015
On Monday, 23 November 2015 at 20:21:37 UTC, Chris Wright wrote:
>>>> I'm not always politically correct
>>> Most of the time, "politically correct" means being
>>> respectful to others, except the speaker intends to indicate
>>> that that is a bad thing.
>> Political correctness tries to censor the free expression of
>> thoughts and has nothing to do with being respectful or not.
>> Being politically correct means to censor one's own thoughts
>> out of fear of being told off.
> This is your line of objection when I asked you to be
> respectful toward people who might want to learn D.
Have I ever been disrespectful toward people who want to learn D?
Have I ever told people not to learn D? Where did you get that
idea? Seriously, where?
I merely objected to comparing (domain specific) scripting
languages like JS and PHP to D and I gave my reasons for it in
one of my posts. I strongly warn against drawing conclusions from
JS's and PHP's success story for D and how to market it. D will
never gain traction in the same way and for the same reasons JS
and PHP gained traction in the late 90ies. Please try to think
about the points I made instead of feeling offended, because you
may happen to use PHP or JS or both (or know someone who does).
> Normal people are polite and respectful out of common human
> decency. Does this sometimes mean not uttering everything that
> passes through your head? Of course. But the motivation comes
> from wanting to work well with others and even from caring
> about other people. Not fear of being told off.
Only, I wasn't talking about people. What does bashing a language
have to do with lack of respect? Bashing languages is normal in
the programming world and it does not equal bashing the _users_
of the language in question, which I fear you believe. I too have
to use JS, out of necessity, and PHP for that matter. Using
mediocre, messy or unspectacular languages doesn't mean you're an
> Does this not work for you?
Oh please. Do you want to shame me? Really? Will not work.
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