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May 04, 2006
Reference Card?
Hi,

is there something as a Quick Reference Card for D? In a manner like the 
one for C at http://refcards.com/refcards/c/index.html ?

If not, then maybe we should write one.

Christof
May 04, 2006
Re: Reference Card?
Christof Boeckler schrieb:
> Hi,
> 
> is there something as a Quick Reference Card for D? In a manner like the
> one for C at http://refcards.com/refcards/c/index.html ?
> 
> If not, then maybe we should write one.
> 
> Christof

Excellent idea. Doing it first in the D wikibook lets everybody make
corrections. Later it is easy to convert it to any other format.
This is the easiest way, everybody can contribute. And than we have good
searchable online version.
Perhaps there is a way to use "language machine" to convert it
automatically from wiki to pdflatex.

http://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Programming:D/Quick_Reference_Card&action=edit
May 05, 2006
Re: Reference Card?
Frank Benoit schrieb:
> Excellent idea. Doing it first in the D wikibook lets everybody make
> corrections. Later it is easy to convert it to any other format.
> This is the easiest way, everybody can contribute. And than we have good
> searchable online version.

I just wanted to see whether anyone had the idea to write such a thing 
in the past. That seems to be not the case.

A wiki version makes it easy to contribute, that's true.

But contributing people have no feeling about needs of typesetting: 
sometimes things have to be shortened or rewritten. Based on experience I 
would directly write it in LaTeX.

> Perhaps there is a way to use "language machine" to convert it
> automatically from wiki to pdflatex.
> 
> http://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Programming:D/Quick_Reference_Card&action=edit

Well, easy  for the community - but will it result in a good piece of 
paper? (Which makes it usefull and successfull.) Only with a good portion 
of handcraft. Automatic conversions seems impossible to me.

Yesterday I wrote a *very early* sheet of things I read about D. I don't 
know D at all thus I just read through some docs and filtered out what 
seemed important. Have a look at this *stub* at

http://jamesie.de/d/D-refcard.pdf

Christof
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