Feedback on Átila's Vision for D

welkam wwwelkam at
Thu Oct 17 13:37:45 UTC 2019

On Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 08:20:02 UTC, Chris wrote:
> <...>there have been changes in the leadership, and Átila seems 
> to have an open mind as regards tooling
WalterBright 1 day ago [-]
> I think every programmer language designer underestimates the 
> importance of good IDE support.
Oh, we're well aware of it. It's just that the language design 
part consumes all our time.

So as you can see previous leadership also valued tooling but 
nothing was done because lack of available resources. The only 
thing that might change is the amount of people asking for 
certain tool and more money available to D language foundation 
than in the past. Changing people in charge wont change anything 
when people in charge are not the ones why things are not 

> His vision is ambitious
What? Apart from making D the default implementation language all 
other are what Atila could do alone in a year. Its not ambitious 
at all.

> Yeah, no. It's the few critics who are to blame, it's not the 
> multiple flaws of D that prevent mass-adoption of D

Deflection. Classic. I talked about that there is significant 
increase in negativity that new people coming here start to 
complain about and you responded to what is preventing mass 
adoption. If you are quoting then respond to actual point or not 
at all.

> But then again, how do you explain this post by a long standing 
> and well respected member of the community?
What is here to explain? He is complaining about lack of 
communication. What do you want me to explain?

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