I have been very critical of the V programming language in the lobste.rs comments, so I thought I would put out something to try and cancel out some of the negativity I contributed to. I don’t want to say anything bad about V here, it was all already said.
Here are some of my more positive lessons:
1.) There is an uplifting and forgiving nature to people along side the critical and grumpy side. Just think of a different project, one you admire and love riding a wave of good energy. Now imagine despite some bad hiccups, some people forgive and even strongly defend that project while it recovers. Pretty cool right? Forgiveness can be a powerful force for good, even if you don’t always agree with when it is applied.
2.) People can resonate with ideas and be forgiving of the rest. Get your ideas out there, people might love them even before you had time to finish everything. V is selling a great concept, and people are buying into it. What great concepts do you have?
3.) Marketing works, and most programmers seem to suck at it. Even if you didn’t like everything the V project did, maybe you can see how powerful the example could be in a different context. Could other small projects you love actually have huge unmet potential because they didn’t reach the right people? Some projects are awesome, and nobody knows about it. Other projects could be awesome, if only they had more support.
Thank you V for the positive lessons.