I don’t like this whole thread.
It somehow misses the point.
Why should I care how many people like the music and musicians I love?
Why should it be important that as many people as possible play the games I like?
What does it matter that some people like Pizza Hawaii and others don’t.
Litterally the only people who should care about this are the core team that is actually payed to develop the language.
Yes, they are probably happy if their brain-child gets widespread praise, and adoption, but would any of you seriously stop using/developing it because your following is too small?
There are bands who have maybe one top 100 radio hit, and 50 hardcore fans, do you think their fans care if there is only 50 of them? Sure they would probably love it if more people came to the concerts but, oh well, we’ll can have fun anyway.
It feels a bit like the opposite of FOMO (“fear of missing out”), something like “fear of not following the hype”.
I don’t know, maybe I’m missing the mark here, but it feels weird to me that people bring up numbers, and stats, and graphs.
I just love the language, and i’ll keep using it whenever I can because it’s beautiful, and I just enjoy using it.
Yes, Crystal does not have shards for everything under the sun in 3 different flavours.
And yes, I did have to do things myself because I didn’t find a shard for it.
Thats life. Do it yourself, or chose a different tool for this one task, and look forward to the next you can do with crystal again.
I’m not good at putting theses thoughts into words in exactly the way I feel them, but I hope this can serve as an approximation
I didn’t intend to insult anyone’s opinion, I hope this can be understood as an expression of a rather vague feeling I have when this thread popps up with a new reply.