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April 29, 2006
D is featured in the May issue of Bitwise magazine
http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/programming/d/interview/d_programming_language.html
http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/programming/d/opinion/d_programming_language.html

Bitwise Magazine
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Dark Neon Ltd.
April 29, 2006
Re: D is featured in the May issue of Bitwise magazine
Walter Bright wrote:
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> http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/programming/d/interview/d_programming_language.html 
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> http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/programming/d/opinion/d_programming_language.html 
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> Bitwise Magazine
>     www.bitwisemag.com
> Dark Neon Ltd.

Wow - a great set of articles!
April 29, 2006
Re: D is featured in the May issue of Bitwise magazine
Pardon me, but why is there a screenshot of a C program and compiling it 
with DMC on the D page?

It has the caption:

"Ah! The good old days! A DOS box, a text editor and a C compiler (here, 
in fact, a D compiler) …it takes me back. I got quite misty eyed over 
this example."

Also, the program "hello.c" does not look exactly... bug-proof.  Perhaps 
I'm mistaken.

Oh, well.

-[Unknown]


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> http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/programming/d/interview/d_programming_language.html 
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> http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/programming/d/opinion/d_programming_language.html 
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> Bitwise Magazine
>     www.bitwisemag.com
> Dark Neon Ltd.
April 29, 2006
Re: D is featured in the May issue of Bitwise magazine
Good interview !

"Walter Bright" <newshound@digitalmars.com> wrote in message
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> Bitwise Magazine
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> Dark Neon Ltd.
May 03, 2006
Re: D is featured in the May issue of Bitwise magazine
Walter Bright wrote:
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> http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/programming/d/interview/d_programming_language.html 
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> http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/programming/d/opinion/d_programming_language.html 
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> Bitwise Magazine
>     www.bitwisemag.com
> Dark Neon Ltd.

"D is going wherever the D community wants it to go." - Walter
Whoa, so that mean we're finally going to have proper bools in D? *g*

-- 
Bruno Medeiros - CS/E student
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?BrunoMedeiros#D
May 09, 2006
Re: D is featured in the May issue of Bitwise magazine
Unknown W. Brackets wrote:

>> http://www.bitwisemag.com/copy/programming/d/opinion/d_programming_language.html 

> Pardon me, but why is there a screenshot of a C program and compiling it 
> with DMC on the D page?

It's been changed into "hello.d" now.

However, it's still using some questionable practices, that is:

int main(char[][] args)
{
    printf("hello world\n");
    printf("args.length = %d\n", args.length);
    for (int i = 0; i < args.length; i++)
        printf("args[%d] = '%s'\n", i, cast(char *)args[i]);
    return 0;
}

Both printf and that cast are just "crashes waiting to happen",
and we also have our friend "the missing: import std.c.stdio;"...


However, if you convert it over to something more in D - like:

import std.stdio;

void main(char[][] args)
{
    writefln("hello world");
    writef("args.length = ", args.length, "\n");
    foreach (int i, char[] arg; args)
        writefln("args[%d] = '%s'", i ,arg);
}

Then you must also make sure to include instructions to set the
console/terminal over to UTF-8, or run into the famous i18n "bug":

# ./hello abc åäö 
                              hello world
args.length = 3
args[0] = './hello'
args[1] = 'abc'
args[2] = 'Error: 4invalid UTF-8 sequence

But I don't think that is "reason enough" to stick with old printf,
just because that it works with the legacy encodings out of the box.


Still, it would be nice if we could get all these "introductory" items
addressed - before there are any newcomers to D that are scared off ?

Hope the new sites will help with this.
--anders
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