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Sun Sep 13 21:13:28 UTC 2020
On Sunday, 13 September 2020 at 16:58:30 UTC, Jackel wrote:
> On Sunday, 13 September 2020 at 09:21:52 UTC, Abdulhaq wrote:
>> On Sunday, 13 September 2020 at 09:05:35 UTC, Yuxuan Shui
>>> On Sunday, 13 September 2020 at 07:21:53 UTC, Abdulhaq wrote:
>>>> On Saturday, 12 September 2020 at 12:03:18 UTC, Yuxuan Shui
>>>>> Rust is doing their annually survey for 2020 currently.
>>>>> Could the D community do something similar? Or is there
>>>>> already one that I am not aware of?
>>>> Build it and they will come.
>>> Not sure what you mean. I'd rather see an official Dlang
>>> survey conducted by the team.
>> OK how about this then: the team are very busy so you could do
>> this for them, but maybe you're not sure what questions to
>> ask. I propose you think of 10 - 15 questions and post them
>> here, ask for suggested amendments / additions. Wait a few
>> days for replies then set up the survey yourself, I think
>> (hope) lots of people will respond.
> There was a survey a while back but I don't really think
> anything came out of it.
The individual free-text answers are here:
> Of the top 5 "features that you miss", zero have been
> implemented in the time since. And in regards to struct
> initialization, almost regressed with DIP1031.
Don't forget that we got at least one of the top 10 features
(assert diagnostics - https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/8517).
Also, I gave up my PR on struct initialization
(https://github.com/dlang/dmd/pull/8460) as I believe having a
unified solution with named arguments is better for the language
> The information gathered wasn't used to any meaningful way to
> direct project efforts, IIRC.
Yes, leadership ignored it almost completely.
As a simple example to show what happened, they decided to focus
on "fast code, fast" (community was
> Not sure what you mean. I'd rather see an official Dlang survey
> conducted by the team.
There are no plans to do another state of D survey as the last
one failed spectacularly (i.e. information was actively ignored).
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