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Sometimes I wish I could downvote stories like this (and I use that term very loosely in this case) and have HN automatically ignore any votes by anyone who upvoted it from that point forward on every other post. That way I could filter out things people upvote without reading the actual post.

Sure it would scale terribly, but it would make me feel a lot better.

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Applying collective intelligence to news aggregators? Sounds like a start up idea to me. Go for it, I'll subscribe if it works.

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The Reddit thread has some nice discussion: http://www.reddit.com/r/golang/comments/kkf7o/it_just_works/

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I'm surprised the D programming language hasn't taken off. It's been around longer, has a better feature set, and doesn't use ancient programming language syntax. To each his own...

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D has competing "standard" libraries, no major backers, and no "killer features". It may be a net gain over C++, but it lacks flash, marketing, and arguments compelling enough to overcome inertia, while having one major wart that turns people off (the library situation).

D is doomed, but not because there's something fundamentally wrong with it, but by circumstance.

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My first question was "what library situation?" so in case anyone else reads the comment above and asks the same question:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_%28programming_language%29#Pr...

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