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D - Unavoidable Negativity

reply Tony West <Tony_member pathlink.com> writes:
It's in the nature of a newsgroup such as this that many postings are of a
negative nature, e.g. bug reports.

I just wanted to add a bit of balance by saying once again just how much I
appreciate Walters efforts (not to mention the regular posters who are also
contributing their time).

I hope that I can look back in a few years time and realise that I witnessed the
birth of a language rivalling C++ or Java in popularity.

Thanks again.

Tony
Sep 01 2003
next sibling parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"Tony West" <Tony_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:biusnf$kd8$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 It's in the nature of a newsgroup such as this that many postings are of a
 negative nature, e.g. bug reports.

People who know me know that I have an incredibly thick skin <g>. I like bug reports, they flush out the problems so they can get fixed. Fixed bug reports wind up in the D test suite, so they can't happen again.
 I just wanted to add a bit of balance by saying once again just how much I
 appreciate Walters efforts (not to mention the regular posters who are

 contributing their time).

Thank you. There are a lot of contributors to The D Project here besides myself! Check out all the cool stuff on www.digitalmars.com/d/dlinks.html
 I hope that I can look back in a few years time and realise that I

 birth of a language rivalling C++ or Java in popularity.

Yes. I am especially pleased with how far we've come considering that there's no corporation behind us pushing with a billion dollar marketing campaign. (The D ad budget is $0.00.) The last couple of months have seen a big surge in D's popularity, and that's entirely due to its merits and the enthusiasm of the people here.
 Thanks again.

You're welcome.
Sep 01 2003
prev sibling parent reply "Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> writes:
 I hope that I can look back in a few years time and realise that I

 birth of a language rivalling C++ or Java in popularity.

You will! I agree though, I often see bug reports that look more like an attack on the language than an actual report. Like "Why cant D do this", or "at least in C++ ...". I'd like to see a freindlier, more effective approach to reporting bugs. Thanks, Charles "Tony West" <Tony_member pathlink.com> wrote in message news:biusnf$kd8$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 It's in the nature of a newsgroup such as this that many postings are of a
 negative nature, e.g. bug reports.

 I just wanted to add a bit of balance by saying once again just how much I
 appreciate Walters efforts (not to mention the regular posters who are

 contributing their time).

 I hope that I can look back in a few years time and realise that I

 birth of a language rivalling C++ or Java in popularity.

 Thanks again.

 Tony

Sep 01 2003
next sibling parent reply "Carlos Santander B." <carlos8294 msn.com> writes:
"Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> wrote in message
news:bj013h$2647$1 digitaldaemon.com...
| I agree though, I often see bug reports that look more like an attack on
the
| language than an actual report.  Like "Why cant D do this", or "at least
in
| C++ ...".  I'd like to see a freindlier, more effective approach to
| reporting bugs.
|
| Thanks,
| Charles
|

I'm gonna have to change the way I post bugs ;)

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Carlos Santander


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Sep 01 2003
parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"Carlos Santander B." <carlos8294 msn.com> wrote in message
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 I'm gonna have to change the way I post bugs ;)

The best kind of bug reports are short and to the point. You can include a flame with them if you like, I don't mind <g>.
Sep 01 2003
prev sibling parent "Matthew Wilson" <matthew stlsoft.org> writes:
I reckon I'm going to make Walter an honorary Yorkshireman, he's skin's so
tough. Don't worry about it. :)

"Charles Sanders" <sanders-consulting comcast.net> wrote in message
news:bj013h$2647$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 I hope that I can look back in a few years time and realise that I

 birth of a language rivalling C++ or Java in popularity.

You will! I agree though, I often see bug reports that look more like an attack on

 language than an actual report.  Like "Why cant D do this", or "at least

 C++ ...".  I'd like to see a freindlier, more effective approach to
 reporting bugs.

 Thanks,
 Charles

 "Tony West" <Tony_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
 news:biusnf$kd8$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 It's in the nature of a newsgroup such as this that many postings are of


 negative nature, e.g. bug reports.

 I just wanted to add a bit of balance by saying once again just how much


 appreciate Walters efforts (not to mention the regular posters who are

 contributing their time).

 I hope that I can look back in a few years time and realise that I

 birth of a language rivalling C++ or Java in popularity.

 Thanks again.

 Tony


Sep 01 2003