Is TDPL an accurate description of the D language today?
rikki cattermole via Digitalmars-d-learn
digitalmars-d-learn at puremagic.com
Fri Oct 28 05:46:33 PDT 2016
On 29/10/2016 1:35 AM, Mark wrote:
> On Tuesday, 27 September 2016 at 17:53:39 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
>> On 9/27/16 1:38 PM, Mark wrote:
>>> I've been going through Andrei's excellent book and I noticed that the
>>> latest printing is from 2010. Since D is still a very young language I
>>> can imagine it changing quite a bit within six years. So I wonder if
>>> there are any major inconsistincies between the current state of the
>>> language and its description in TDPL. Is there a list somewhere with all
>>> the changes made in the langauge since the book was published?
>>> Thanks a lot.
>> Most things that are "wrong" in the book should be in the errata:
>> There are also some things that are not wrong in the book, but have
>> not been implemented.
>> I think the most glaring difference is that "clear" has been renamed
>> to "destroy".
> Another thing that I found today is that the book suggests nested
> structs within functions are of little use. I guess Voldemort types were
> introduced into the language after the book was published.
> Should this be on the errata page? It's not exactly an error.
Ranges were the 'big' idiom that changed this.
Otherwise they are indeed of little use.
I think it shouldn't be included, but since you feel otherwise, email
Andrei and let him know, no harm either way :)
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