Web site look & feel

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 17:13:39 UTC 2020

On Monday, 23 November 2020 at 16:41:52 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
> Having said that, part of me is screaming "people who are 
> interested in shiny stuff need not apply" but I am explaining 
> to myself that it's the wrong attitude. :/

Actually it isn't. The strategy ought be centered on demographics 
that are most likely to modify the compiler or build solid 

The strongest selling point for D right now is that it has moved 
from a 1-person project to a 2-person+community project to 
(hopefully) a fully community driven project. So where D seems to 
be moving you can write a DIP, modify the compiler and have an 
impact, with C++, Rust and Go that is highly unlikely. If the D 
community can deliver on that, then that would be a real selling 
point for many system level programmers who have "pet peeves" in 
their daily workday.

One million programmers that expect C# fluidity + one million 
javascript programmers will create a lot of noise, but not move 
the needle. A dozen C++ programmers could.

Of course, a quality IDE experience is important, but right now, 
not the most critical aspect.

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