Phobos Documentation - call to action

Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Wed Mar 18 12:50:24 PDT 2015

On 3/18/15 12:42 PM, Zach the Mystic wrote:
> At some point, it must be possible for documentation to get so bad that
> *nothing* is more important.

Strategically we're definitely there, and have been for a while (if we 
define improving D's rate of adoption as important).

An anecdote: at work I'm making a pass through D code written by a few 
coworkers - all brilliant engineers. They come from various backgrounds 
(Python, Java, C++, Go) and it's no surprise that there's a bunch of 
these langauages' typical idioms redone in D. This (especially due to 
the Java and Go influence) makes the code very pedestrian, to the point 
there's no visible advantage to D over these languages. You may as well 
translate it to them with little trouble, and word has come about about 

A body of examples of idiomatic uses of the language is missing. I 
speculate many people who take a look at D find it difficult to see 
(using the material we provide) how it outdoes its competition.


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