Web site look & feel

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 18:10:58 UTC 2020

On Monday, 23 November 2020 at 17:25:21 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
> 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. :/
> I don't really agree with that sentiment, somewhat along the 
> lines of Ola's argument.

Did you agree with me or not? :) I am Norwegian... could not 
parse... :]

I am not negative to javascript programmers, but one issue D has 
had in the past has been that people pull in different directions 
and that inevitably leads to a sense of "nothing I do can affect 
the outcome".

I am very optimistic about D right now because I now see that 
people are pulling in the same direction. DIP discussions are 
productive, in the sense that most people agree on the overall 
direction, if not the details. Walter impressed me greatly on 
DConf by underlining a "we feeling" in everything he said, 
community management is very tricky and words and phrases 
matters. Whether @live will pan out or not is not important, what 
is important is that it is on the table, that means somebody else 
(maybe a master student) will think that they can produce a 
solution that is more complete and expect it to be accepted.

A massive amount of people with a different mindset (C#) could 
jeopardise the current positive trend of pulling in the same 
direction. So my personal viewpoint is that D's future does not 
depend on the number of users, but the number of enthusiasts that 
can pull in the same direction and make dents in the fabric with 
their own hands. So more people that share goals is positive, but 
more users, for the sake of numbers, could be destructive.

The compiler codebase has also improved quite a lot since it was 
in C++, so it is easier to experiment it. That should be 
encouraged. In the past people could be flamed for experimenting 
with the compiler in exotic ways, thankfully that is a thing of 
the past. And that is also a thing that really needs to be 
catered for (tutorials/documentation).

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