Dlang.org needs a "Getting Started" page

Iain Buclaw ibuclaw at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 1 09:20:35 PST 2012

On 1 February 2012 17:08, deadalnix <deadalnix at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 31/01/2012 20:01, Mattbeui a écrit :
>> On Tuesday, 31 January 2012 at 05:31:47 UTC, Xinok wrote:
>>> Just a thought, but I think the official website really needs a
>>> Getting Started page for newcomers. This page should make it as
>>> effortless as possible by providing all the information and resources
>>> needed for one to dive right into D. Not everything needs to be
>>> covered by this page, but it should provide links as necessary.
>>> Just to list some things that should be covered on this page (you can
>>> list more):
>>> - Explanation of D 1.x, D 2.x, Phobos, and Tango.
>>> - Explanation and links to different compilers (DMD, GDC, etc)
>>> - Downloads
>>> - List of IDEs / Editors that support D
>>> - Tutorial: Writing and compiling a program in D
>>> - Books / Websites / Resources for learning D
>>> - Libraries for D (e.g. dsource.org)
>>> - Forums / Newsgroups / Newsgroup clients + instructions for configuring
>>> Most importantly, maintain this page! Never let it get out of date!
>> That would be a dream, really!
>> In fact, you can find some information about this topics on the website
>> in some places, but the main question is why not group them all in one
>> place for the beginners.
>> I felt and still feel a bit lost with D. So, I enter everyday on this NG
>> to understand things a bit. But I think the things should be more
>> friendly.
> Definitively. I think the first step should be to get rid of deprected
> stuffs (maybe reenable them with compiler switch).

I do believe phobos should be dropping a few functions this month if
the pragma(msg) warnings I see when building prove to be correct. :)

Iain Buclaw

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