Early std.crypto

Brad Anderson eco at gnuk.net
Tue Oct 25 16:16:55 PDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg at gmx.com>wrote:

> On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 15:55 Walter Bright wrote:
> > On 10/25/2011 3:40 PM, Piotr Szturmaj wrote:
> > > I share your opinion. I was thinking about such filter concept for
> > > std.crypto.cipher (TBD), but I will also try to convert current hash
> > > function code to ranges.
> > >
> > > Thanks for pointing that out.
> >
> > Andrei and I have pretty much failed at articulating this vision for
> > Phobos. We need to get our act together.
> Ranges in general are not something that is comunicated very well. They're
> not
> in TDPL, and none of the online documentation discusses them in detail. You
> pretty much only learn them from reading Phobos' documentation and using
> Phobos or from discussing it with people who know about them already. And
> there's no overall plan or design for Phobos articulated _anywhere_ that
> I'm
> aware of, so between those two facts, there's really nothing to get such a
> vision across to anyone other than word of mouth (though I suppose that
> it's
> more "word of keyboard" in many cases).
> - Jonathan M Davis

I learned about them from Andrei's boostcon talk.  Not exactly the first
place you'd look for information about D but the talk was very informative.

Brad Anderson
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