MiniD 2 - Might as well be done

BLS windevguy at
Tue Jun 16 22:06:53 PDT 2009

Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 6:39 PM, BLS<windevguy at> wrote:
>> Why not writing a book about D, Jarrett ? The MiniD documents are excellent.
>> In fact you, respective what you write, reminds me to Jesse Liberty + Humor.
>> (well,... maybe C++ in 21 days was already a joke) but nevertheless Jesse's
>> book was a kind of eye opener to me simply because it shows that is IS
>> possible to explain difficult stuff in a smart way.
> It's funny you mention Jesse Liberty's C++ in 21 days.  Guess what was
> the first programming book I ever read?  ;)  Maybe it influenced me?

I would bet on it.
NO  You are kidding me.

>>  So why not JB on D...?
>> In case of doubt : I am willing to send you a bottle of fine Cognac to give
>> the book a very first go. (not kidding)
> It'd certainly be an interesting proposition.  I also don't know if
> writing a book on D _now_ is the best idea.  If it were based on D1,
> it might just be obsolete in two or three years.  If it were based on
> D2, well, Andrei has a much better idea of where it's going than I do,
> and I also doubt Phobos2 has seen the last major changes.  But maybe
> in a bit, when things settle down.  I can see a D2-Phobos2 based book
> next year-ish being much more solid.

Well the Cognac can wait and becomes better, not that sure about you... 
  :) However, a promise is a promise. Just marked one with Jarret. (Hint 
for me ' don't touch)

>> However, guess like anybody else, I just can say: Thanks for this
>> interesting new language.
> Sure!

No seriously.

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