I was doing my daily HN and Lobster trawling, when I stumbled on a post by boringcactus which sounded somewhat familiar. About half way through I realized it was a truly epic shitpost and genuinely burst out laughing.
The story beings on February 2, 2021, on Drew Devault’s blog, with a post entitled I’m tired of this anti-Wayland horseshit. It’s a good read – Drew’s a smart guy (he makes Sourcehut). In it, he disparages detractors of Wayland and says that much of the people who criticize it haven’t given it a close enough look and should think about what they’re saying before they go shitting on maintainers of an all-together pretty dope project.
Seven days later he wrote Rust: “Move fast and break things” as a
moral imperative, in which he criticizes the Rust
Foundation’s attitude toward stability and platform support. A fatal
mistake. In one fell swoop, and one
ended this man’s career. Check it out: