A tutorial on D templates

Philippe Sigaud philippe.sigaud at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 00:07:56 PST 2012

>> On 13/01/12 10:48 PM, DNewbie wrote:
>> > I can't understand it. Why would someone need template programming. What problem does template solve?

Well read on and see :-)

>> Suppose you want to write a function to get the minimum of two integers.
>> It's easy:
> Oh.. I see.
> Thank you everybody.

And that's the first, more visible part of templates, a bit like
generics in Java.
Template are incomplete pieces of code with left-empty 'slots' which
you can fill at compile-time to decide what code will be compiled.
You can generate entire functions / class hierarchies or nicely
crafted-for-your-need code / pre-computed-by-the-compiler code with


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