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May 10, 2007
Book about D
Anyone planning a 'proper' book about D?
I'd nominate someone like Andrei, he's got the experience with this stuff.
May 10, 2007
Re: Book about D
Denton Cockburn wrote:
> Anyone planning a 'proper' book about D?
> I'd nominate someone like Andrei, he's got the experience with this stuff.

Matthew Wilson at least did plan on writing one. But he's not been 
around here for a while.

I've been planning a book, too. Actually now that there's the fork, and 
some stability of language (at least D 1) is in sight, I'm picking up 
the idea. My book would be a course book on programming, that happens to 
use D, as opposed to a D book as such.

Definitely there's room for several books on D. If Anderi ever writes a 
book on D, it probably could concentrate on advanced topics. And 
somebody could write a book on using D in games programming.
May 10, 2007
Re: Book about D
Denton Cockburn wrote

> I'd nominate someone

The probability to have success in terms of money by writing technical 
books is close to zero.

To nominate someone to write a book therefore is like calling someone 
out to be parted from his money.

Nominating Andrei, who declared "if there is one thing that's worse 
than language design by committee, that's got to be language design by 
community", is a type of joke for which we are in the wrong month.

-manfred
May 10, 2007
Re: Book about D
On Thu, 10 May 2007 15:15:16 +0000, Denton Cockburn wrote:

> Anyone planning a 'proper' book about D?
> I'd nominate someone like Andrei, he's got the experience with this stuff.

There is always 
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/D_Programming

But the more book the better.
May 10, 2007
Re: Book about D
Manfred Nowak wrote:

> ... [declaring] "if there is one thing that's worse 
> than language design by committee, that's got to be language design by 
> community", is a type of joke for which we are in the wrong month.

It is not a joke. And it definitely is true.

We've been a community, but Walter has designed the language. We may 
have had our say in some things, but ultimately it always was a one 
person language.

Today, I guess Walter and Andrei together design the language. But our 
opinions are still appreciated.
May 10, 2007
Re: Book about D
Georg Wrede wrote

> Manfred Nowak wrote:
> 
>> ... [declaring] "if there is one thing that's worse 
>> than language design by committee, that's got to be language
>> design by community", is a type of joke for which we are in the
>> wrong month. 
> 
> It is not a joke. And it definitely is true.

I was talking about my believe, that Andrei wouldn't be delighted by a 
suggestion from a community to stop whatever he is doing now and write 
a technical book, just because that community votes for him.

-manfred
May 10, 2007
Re: Book about D
Manfred Nowak wrote:
> Georg Wrede wrote
>>Manfred Nowak wrote:
>>
>>>... [declaring] "if there is one thing that's worse 
>>>than language design by committee, that's got to be language
>>>design by community", is a type of joke for which we are in the
>>>wrong month. 
>>
>>It is not a joke. And it definitely is true.
> 
> I was talking about my believe, that Andrei wouldn't be delighted by a 
> suggestion from a community to stop whatever he is doing now and write 
> a technical book, just because that community votes for him.

Ah, ok.

Neither do I believe he'd do it right now. :-)
May 10, 2007
Re: Book about D
Manfred Nowak wrote:
> Denton Cockburn wrote
> 
>> I'd nominate someone
> 
> The probability to have success in terms of money by writing technical 
> books is close to zero.
> 
> To nominate someone to write a book therefore is like calling someone 
> out to be parted from his money.
> 
> Nominating Andrei, who declared "if there is one thing that's worse 
> than language design by committee, that's got to be language design by 
> community", is a type of joke for which we are in the wrong month.
> 
> -manfred   

Hah!  Well put sir.  :-)

--bb
May 10, 2007
Re: Book about D
Denton Cockburn wrote:
> Anyone planning a 'proper' book about D?
> I'd nominate someone like Andrei, he's got the experience with this stuff.

Well some Manfred Hansen has got together 118 pages, nearly book size already,
but I'm afraid it's in German. Then there's the compilation by Alexander
Klinsky, 227 pages... on DMD 0.61, erhm. The nice and compact "Getting started
with D" weights up one page, maybe a bit /too/ compact to be called a book. :)
Apart from the Wikibooks project, those are all I know of, as of yet.

Regards, Frank
May 11, 2007
Re: Book about D
Denton Cockburn wrote:
> Anyone planning a 'proper' book about D?
> I'd nominate someone like Andrei, he's got the experience with this stuff.

I recently started to write a simple book on D for my colleagues and 
maybe for those interested in the D programming language here in my 
country. I am not really aware of how to do a book but I have based my 
outline on several programming books. I don't know if it'll turn out 
well or not but I wanted to try my hand on it and learn.

I can't attach it here since it's in a pdf format and it's size is more 
than the NNTP server allows.
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