What is the state of Microcontroller support in d?

Radu void at null.pt
Thu Dec 13 08:46:18 UTC 2018

On Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 11:13:01 UTC, Mike Franklin 
> 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.
> Mike

Mike, thanks for contributing to D!

Hope that you might reconsider and keep adding your great 
experience to making D a viable tool for embedded devices.

I think I understand your frustration, I glanced over some of 
your PRs and your comments and I think you were right on many 
occasions. It is a shame that some times W&A don't properly 
reward talent and expertise. Time to time we see talented people 
giving up and leaving because some friction with W or A. I wish 
there was a way to mediate such things.

All the best,


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