Phobos Documentation - call to action

Rikki Cattermole via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Wed Mar 18 18:42:52 PDT 2015

On 19/03/2015 8:50 a.m., Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> 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
> such.
> 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.
> Andrei

So in other words we either need a page, or a group of pages on the main 
site dedicated to idioms and how to use them.

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