On 8/31/15 5:36 PM, John Colvin wrote:
On Monday, 31 August 2015 at 21:29:09 UTC, anonymous wrote:
On Monday 31 August 2015 23:09, Minas Mina wrote:
I have started a series of tutorials in D.
This is my latest blog post, which is about dynamic arrays:
Constructive criticism is welcome.
"Dynamic arrays are allocated on the garbage collected heap" "Dynamic
arrays can be sliced"
These are not wrong, but maybe a little bit misleading.
Static arrays and pointers can be sliced, too. And a slice of a static
array or pointer is ... dramatic pause ... a dynamic array that
doesn't necessarily refer to the GC heap.
I prefer the term "slice" to dynamic array. Because it's an unfamiliar
term it helps prevent confusion for people who are used to what other
languages call dynamic arrays.
I agree, but the spec calls them dynamic arrays as well. The model of
the array runtime that I convey in the d array article
(http://dlang.org/d-array-article.html) makes things easier to
understand (at least for me), but it was kind of shunned as improper