A few notes on choosing between Go and D for a quick project

weaselcat via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Fri Mar 13 15:02:41 PDT 2015

On Friday, 13 March 2015 at 21:52:30 UTC, Almighty Bob wrote:
> On Friday, 13 March 2015 at 21:11:46 UTC, Alex Parrill wrote:
>> On Friday, 13 March 2015 at 21:02:39 UTC, Almighty Bob wrote:
>>> The language reference is pretty abysmal too. EG...
>>> 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)
> Well I figured that was probably the case.
> It's just not very smart to have that as the only obvious guide 
> to the language on the home page.

There's a "Books and Articles" dropdown on the frontpage, Ali's 
book is the first link.

It's very good. I refer to it constantly.

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