On 31 May 2017 at 04:06, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce <
> On 5/30/2017 5:12 AM, Nicholas Wilson wrote:
>> Ah, isn't English wonderful. I guess Walter is suffering the inverse of
>> the Calvin & Hobbes "Verbing nouns weirds the language", nouning verbs does
>> weird the language, but only to those who aren't used to that particular
>> nouning of the verb.
> Just to clarify, I find that "Compute" is not evocative of "GPU". I read
> "CUDA by Example" a couple years ago, and even downloaded the CUDA SDK and
> compiled/ran a simple program on a graphics card. But I never noticed that
> "Compute" had anything specific to do with GPU programming.
> I fear the conversation will go like this, like it has for me:
> N: DCompute
> W: What's DCompute?
> N: Enables GPU programming with D
> W: Cool!
> instead of:
> N: D-GPU
> W: Cool! I can use D to program GPUs!
> The problem with the first conversation is W may just move on to the next
> topic rather than investigate what DCompute is.
See, I would have a very different conversation:
M: Awesome, I've been waiting!
M: What's that... is it, like, a rendering library?
N: No, it's a 'compute' library.
M: Ohhh, awesome! I've been waiting!