from ruby to D

Laeeth Isharc via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Tue Mar 31 03:48:52 PDT 2015

> I could add something for Ruby but I'm not really sure what to 
> add. The the content for the existing languages is quite 
> different compared with each other.

Often one doesn't know what one wants to write till one starts.  
I guess the focus will be different coming from Ruby than coming 
from Basic, because people think in different ways and tend to be 
solving different sorts of problems - so I should think there is 
no need to strive for uniformity at this stage.  Just making a 
start is a big improvement on a blank page - it doesn't need to 
be excellent on day one.

Maybe just try to remember what you struggled with (or would 
struggle with) when learning D as a Ruby guy.  What are the cool 
futures in Ruby that you can do, or do better in D?  What are the 
traps and 'faux amis' (things in D that don't do what one might 
think if coming from a Ruby background)?

Go has not just a wiki entry, but a whole book on "Go for Python 
programmers".  D is different from Go, but maybe we should make 
the whole experience for newcomers just a little bit easier.

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