On Friday, 30 May 2014 at 13:25:28 UTC, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
On Friday, 30 May 2014 at 11:25:45 UTC, Chris wrote:
If you already know D, you don't need to read it
cover-to-cover. Just read the sexy bits :)
Yea, I also tried to keep the dependencies on previous content
to a minimum or at the least, explicit to make jumping around
that much easier.
That said though, after the first few pages, I tried to say
things that are at least interesting to the target
intermediate+ audience; like page one talks about installing
dmd, boring, but by page 4 I tried to answer a FAQ about
modules and also worked my agenda to clear up the directory
structure common misconception "Modules have logical names that
do not need to match the filename." which is something you can
get work done without knowing; it might be new even to someone
who has used D before and understanding this can make sense of
a number of compile/link errors that come up.
So, while I feel chapters one and two are the weakest links
(and I definitely dropped the ball on editing the code on
chapter one), hopefully none of the stuff is outright useless
even if you've seen it before and have read the website
Yep. I read bits of Chapter 1 and learned things I didn't know
yet. No matter how much you know, something always escapes you.
I've learned tricks even from bad musicians (like the AK 47