I think it would be useful to have things built in Arc. That way the language can feel like there's more life in it. Right now there aren't too many things built in Arc that aren't part of the language ecosystem.
Responding to my own post is kind of tacky, but it's a good place for me to throw out ideas.
One thing for certain is that I think documentation for newbies needs to be improved HEAVILY. For anyone starting out, they should be able to get a basic application up and running in no time. Still need to figure out a way to host it somewhere.
If you've seen something like the Rust Handbook, that would be one end-goal of documentation I would want to implement. For most other programming languages, there's a multitude of resources available for people to study and learn with. Arc just has a couple of web pages focused towards it, to be honest. We have the tutorial and the various documentation on the different functions of the Arc language.So, I DID spot a couple of web pages, but I'm not so sure if they'll be helpful for new programmers to the language.
I was wondering which pages you're aware of, since that will help put your statements in context. Can you share a few links?
I no longer do much programming in Arc. I mostly just hang out here to talk about interesting programming language ideas, and to answer any questions from newcomers. It's unclear how much benefit there is in polishing a language nobody uses. But if you choose to create new docs I'd love to help proof-read them. Who knows, maybe I'll even be inspired to contribute.