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digitalmars.D - Thanks for putting up with me

reply Trevor Parscal <trevorparscal hotmail.com> writes:
I was reading through some of the articles I posted on this group over the past
few years, many written with an ignorant or at least not-yet-educated and quick
to jump to rash conclusions perspective - and I must say, I was a little
embarrassed.

* I actually thought it was rediculous to use a single letter as a variable
name. Now I do it often - like when calculating bezier curves for instance...

* I really thought it was important to allow a package and a module to have the
same name - now I just use package Module case.

* I seriously thought it was crucial that phobos reorganize and change it's
name. Now I just use tango.

* I brought way to many bad C++ habits with me when i switched, and was to
resistant to embrace the D style guide.

* I thought too much in absolutes, and saw very little gray scale. Thus I once
was bool and now am real. :)

* I used the word ownedah (as in owned, see urban dictionary if you still don't
get it)

* I was probably annoying as hell.

So, while I may still possess some of those traits from time to time, I feel I
have come a very long way as a programmer, and thank you all for your patience
with my antics. Even when I was probably irritating, no one ever made me feel
unwelcome. I look forward to being a part of the D community for many more
years to come.

- Trevor Parscal
Mar 05 2008
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
All it means is you care about your craft, and that's good. No problem!
Mar 05 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent BCS <ao pathlink.com> writes:
Reply to Trevor,

 I was reading through some of the articles I posted on this group over
 the past few years, many written with an ignorant or at least
 not-yet-educated and quick to jump to rash conclusions perspective -
 and I must say, I was a little embarrassed.
 
 * I actually thought it was rediculous to use a single letter as a
 variable name. Now I do it often - like when calculating bezier curves
 for instance...
 
 * I really thought it was important to allow a package and a module to
 have the same name - now I just use package Module case.
 
 * I seriously thought it was crucial that phobos reorganize and change
 it's name. Now I just use tango.
 
 * I brought way to many bad C++ habits with me when i switched, and
 was to resistant to embrace the D style guide.
 
 * I thought too much in absolutes, and saw very little gray scale.
 Thus I once was bool and now am real. :)
 
 * I used the word ownedah (as in owned, see urban dictionary if you
 still don't get it)
 
 * I was probably annoying as hell.
 
 So, while I may still possess some of those traits from time to time,
 I feel I have come a very long way as a programmer, and thank you all
 for your patience with my antics. Even when I was probably irritating,
 no one ever made me feel unwelcome. I look forward to being a part of
 the D community for many more years to come.
 
 - Trevor Parscal
 

<nod/> It's nice to see such candor. I fear that I have just as many (if not more) faults and am no where near as aware of them.
Mar 05 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Saaa" <empty needmail.com> writes:
Just play nice Ty.
Mar 06 2008
parent Ty Tower <tytower hotmail.com.au> writes:
Saaa Wrote:

 Just play nice Ty.
 
 

Sabrina isn't it ? I must go look that up. Seriously I'm being misjudged Sabrina . It takes a womans understanding to see through the clutter to the kernel of the issue. Ta Ta now , Sleep tight
Mar 06 2008
prev sibling parent "Lionello Lunesu" <lionello lunesu.remove.com> writes:
Nooo! You should never re-read your old posts!

I know I always feel silly when I do :-S

L.
Mar 06 2008