I am coming from ruby/java and I enjoy to look into crystal. Before I decided to have a deeper look i spent some time in stackoverflow, reddit, nim forum… AND found various statements of core developers showing their frustration, doubts… they are killing the project.
It is possible to kill a project just by spreading the idea that it is already dead.
Yes I would love parallel / concurrent features, yes Win support would be nice to get it in companies…
I am absolutely not interested in compile-time or compile mem usage in version 0.00004547.
I simply love the idea of writing code in a language that is close to ruby.
AND I like ruby for its beauty not speed or the GIL drama.
I recently wrote some Dlang and MyClass Test = new MyClass; made me suddenly aware again how consistent ruby is and how clean a method new is.
MyClass test = MyClass.new feels right … test = MyClass.new is faster but not the point in this… I like the way ruby makes me think about objects, syn-sugar and crystal is alike!
Crystal is great! It may take some time to get it strong without google, amazon and no, i do not know manas ;) but who knew this torvald guy?
So keep on developing, stop “drunken bar chats” in the net and if it takes 5 years it takes 5 years.