On Wednesday, 20 January 2016 at 11:24:11 UTC, Rikki Cattermole wrote:
On 21/01/16 12:22 AM, epsilomish wrote:
On Wednesday, 20 January 2016 at 11:07:16 UTC, Rikki Cattermole wrote:
On 20/01/16 11:58 PM, Joakim wrote:
On Wednesday, 20 January 2016 at 03:13:38 UTC, deadalnix wrote:
https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/41sdzj/walter_bright_on_being_a_developer_running_an/



Thanks for the link, just watched all four parts. I'm not sure Walter is the right speaker for those kids, like having Yoda lecture a bunch of young padewan. His half-float example was likely too low-level for that audience, better to show something you'd do in ruby or python and explain how it'd run _much_ faster in D, while not much more difficult
to write.

From what Walter said, they all knew c. So not really too low level
for them.

But half-float uses the 'alias this' trick, furthemore on a getter function. Without a bit of D knowledge you can't get how it's subtle.

Yeah I agree, alias this was definitely too much for them.
But half float wasn't an issue IMO.

Actually, the 'alias this' is probably not that much a problem. In their shoes I would even ask myself: mmh what is this obscure feature, let's have a deeper look to D...Anyway the technical part of the talk is small, there is the thing about lexical D t_h_i_n_g_s, the octal template and half-floats...It globally works.

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