What is the state of Microcontroller support in d?

Mike Franklin slavo5150 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 12 11:13:01 UTC 2018

On Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 09:19:51 UTC, Jusl wrote:
> On Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 01:12:51 UTC, Mike Franklin 
> wrote:
>> I don't think I'll ever be able to use D professionally if it 
>> stays on the current trajectory, and trying to influence its 
>> direction by contributing is exhausting and affects me 
>> negatively.
> Yup contributing to D is one of the worst experiences I've had 
> with any Open Source project I've contributed to. Walter isn't 
> even willing to admit to there being problems, if he thinks 
> there isn't a problem then nothing about it will end up 
> changing. Doesn't help that he has opinions that align with 
> that developer from Clojure, that he owes you and everyone else 
> absolutely nothing, yet (I imagine or at the very least *hope*) 
> he wants D to succeed. The two don't go hand in hand though.

To clarify, contributing to D, in general, has been a positive 
experience for me.  Many on the team were quite helpful reviewing 
my PRs, helping me get them right, contributing alternate 
implementations, helping me with testing and other infrastructure 
issues, etc.  Thank you all for your support.  I did my best to 
pay some of that back; and I'm sorry if it wasn't enough.

What I was trying to say is that trying to influence D's 
direction (by contributing) is exhausting and constantly leaves 
me feeling disappointed and sad rather than hopeful for the 
future.  I think Walter and Andrei have set a course for where 
they want to go, and aren't all that interested in alternatives.  
That's fine, and if I were leading the project, I wouldn't have 
it any other way, but I don't think the current direction will be 
successful (I'd be delighted to be proven wrong).  I see the next 
5 years much like the past 5 years, and that's discouraging to me.

I have no hard feelings for those I worked with when I was more 
actively involved.  I salute you all and thank you for your 
support. I just have a different vision for what D should be; 
that's all.


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