Here's looking at you, kid

Chris via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Fri Nov 20 09:57:04 PST 2015

On Friday, 20 November 2015 at 17:26:40 UTC, jmh530 wrote:
> On Friday, 20 November 2015 at 16:39:52 UTC, Chris Wright wrote:
>> On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:41:04 +0000, Chris wrote:
>>> Yep, what can one say.
>>> 1. Who goes to the language reference, when they want to 
>>> _learn_ a language?
>> It's the obvious place if you're familiar with other 
>> programming languages. Tutorials tend to be geared toward 
>> people who have little to no programming experience, who view 
>> learning a new language (even in a paradigm they're used to) 
>> as a large thing.
> It seems clear that there are a variety of different types of 
> people who would want to learn the language. Maybe split up the 
> Getting Started page to a few sections, like "new programmers", 
> "intermediate programmers", "expert programmers".

IMO, it's not a good idea to classify people like that, because 
even a beginner might need advanced stuff and they might ignore 
the "advanced" section. Also, people might rate themselves as 
"intermediate" while they actually do pretty advanced stuff. 
Let's order by topic. It should come up when someone types "dlang 
set up socket", and so on.

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