Here's looking at you, kid

Chris via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Fri Nov 20 09:53:36 PST 2015

On Friday, 20 November 2015 at 17:06:52 UTC, David DeWitt wrote:
> On Friday, 20 November 2015 at 16:59:30 UTC, Chris wrote:
>> Have you been able to learn D? Yes or no? I'm sorry, if I'm 
>> not always politically correct and I'm the first one to 
>> understand the needs of programming novices, because we've all 
>> been there (as you pointed out). My point is that for D you 
>> will need a deeper understanding of things, and Ali's book 
>> provides this. D is not like Javscript where type 
>> "alert('Hello, world!');" and go "Yeah!". One cannot always 
>> blame D and its community for mistakes and/or bad choices 
>> people make.
> Maybe the community (20 or so ppl) to write some quick 
> tutorials on common tasks like socket programming, file system 
> stuff, memory, etc... and we just combine them in a common 
> format on the D site (wiki maybe) and refer learners to that.   
> Alot of ground could be covered if we just organize that and 
> get it done.  We really would need to create a section and 
> decide on what topics to cover and get on it.

That's a good idea. We should ask people what they need most 
urgently. String manipulation is one. Then arrays, sockets, 
concurrency? ... please continue. Let's make a thread about "how 
do want to use D and what are the most urgent things for you?"

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