Here's looking at you, kid
Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Thu Nov 19 04:28:44 PST 2015
On 11/18/2015 11:02 PM, Saurabh Das wrote:
> On Thursday, 19 November 2015 at 02:22:14 UTC, Jeremy DeHaan wrote:
>> On Sunday, 15 November 2015 at 13:50:36 UTC, Warwick wrote:
>>> On Sunday, 15 November 2015 at 11:46:54 UTC, Saurabh Das wrote:
>>>> On Friday, 13 November 2015 at 22:34:18 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>> This is slightly off-topic, but: I've been encouraging my friends
>>>> and colleagues to use Dlang over the last year and the one pain
>>>> point they constantly tell me about is that the documentation
>>>> website is "difficult to use" and "looks intimidating".
>>> The problem is you click on "Language Reference" and what you
>>> actually get is a "Language Specification".
>> Which is funny, because I think the specification page is actually a
>> decent reference.
> It is a decent reference for you because you understand it. For
> programmers who aren't as experienced / knowledgeable as you, it's looks
> like gibberish.
> We have to put ourselves in the shoes of those who are just getting into
> the language / less experienced and thus reduce the level of difficulty
> in the documentation. ie: Make it more verbose, less technical, friendlier.
Generally a language reference is not good for learning a language. --
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