A few notes on choosing between Go and D for a quick project
Alex Parrill via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 13 14:11:45 PDT 2015
On Friday, 13 March 2015 at 21:02:39 UTC, Almighty Bob wrote:
> The language reference is pretty abysmal too. EG...
> The language "Introduction" spends all it's time talking about
> phases of compilation. That's like introducing someone to
> driving by explaining how the internal combustion engine works.
> The page on templates starts with scope and instantiation
> details. The examples at the start have alias parameters which
> aren't explained until half way down the page.
> I mean why no start the template page with something that
> people will find familiar and then build on that?
> It has that feel all the way through. You go looking for things
> and they never seem to be where you expect, or they are so
> tersely explained, it feels like it's a reference for people
> already experts in D. Which is fine if that's what it's meant
> to be ... but if you want to attract new people you need a
> "guided tour" rather than a "technical spec".
The language reference is a reference; it's supposed to be a
technical spec, not a starting point. That said, the only links
to starting points are the book (which isn't free) and the
"Programming in D" pages at
http://ddili.org/ders/d.en/index.html (which are now buried in
the Articles tab)
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