Thank You - 2019 Edition
greatsam4sure at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 12:07:12 UTC 2020
On Sunday, 5 January 2020 at 15:08:40 UTC, Piotrek wrote:
> Hello D community in the new year!
> It may look a little bit silly to write such a post, but
> Christmas and New Year time encouraged me to do it regardless
> :) I wanted to send it before the last year was over, but
> anyway, "better late than never" (I hope I didn't overlook
> similar thread, I had busy time and so had to skip a lo of
> posts lately).
> So below is my subjective list of people to whom I would like
> to send special thanks for they great gift they gave to the D
> - Walter Bright - You are the best SW engineer I have had a
> chance to know. It amazes me a lot how much I learned from your
> - Alexandru Alexandrescu - How much you invested in the D
> language is remarkable (both work and money). As a human I am
> happy you put your family first. I'm sending the greeting to
> you and your family.
> - Mike Franklin - So grateful for your improvements of D
> abilities for embedded systems. I would like to apologize I
> didn't have a chance to support your work as I wanted.
> - Iain Buclaw - I'm convinced that your dedication and hard
> work for including D language in GCC would increase D adoption
> substantially. You are a SW developer with exceptional skills.
> - Manu Evans - You are always ready to provide improvements and
> critics regardless the time it will take to be considered. I
> always remember your entertaining talk from Dconf 2013.
> - Steven Schveighoffer, Jonathan M Davis, Atila Neves,
> Sebastian Wilzbach, Brian Schott, Rainer Schuetze - Without
> your high quality work D programs would be nothing but academic
> - Laeeth Isharc - For supporting D community and investing
> money and corporate assets to share D language advantages with
> wider audience. I see your comments and views as very
> constructive always taking into account broader context.
> - Mike Parker - For doing marketing and management hard work.
> You have a great impact of keeping our community in a good
> - Vladimir Panteleev - Your tools are engineering masterpiece.
> I'm thankful you are a member of the D key contributors.
> - Adam D. Ruppe - I always see you as a magician programmer.
> You created so many cool and edge bleeding D libraries that are
> also very useful at the same time.
> - Ilya Yaroshenko - For creating amazing math/algebra libraries
> that can allow D numerical programs to be both convenient and
> performant. More than rocket science.
> For sure I didn't disclose all people in the above list. Most
> probably there are those brave men who provided bug fixes and
> are outside the spotlight. That's why I would like to thank all
> contributors who voluntary joined those challenging efforts to
> develop the best programming ecosystem I know.
> I wish you all the best in the future :)
Thank you for bringing this up. These people and others who work
silently deserve praise. I am pleased with the selfless effort
they put into the D language.
2019 is a great year for the D language. The language saw a lot
of improvements. The improvement rate is fast and the language
quality has improved greatly.
The community on the other hands has become more coherent. It
seems now to have a single forcus- making D the best language.
Criticism is done more constructive, a difference of view is now
discussed intelligently with the point of agreement in focus. It
is really amazing the way the community have to channel it's
Great work like D coming to Android,subassembly, making @safe the
default area really commendable.
I will be glad if D can have DFx a port of JavaFX to D. A Strong
GUI kit for D that is easily customizable is a great need for the
Once again thanks to all who make D what it is today
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