On Wednesday, 14 February 2018 at 17:13:28 UTC, John Gabriele
On Tuesday, 13 February 2018 at 23:35:36 UTC, Seb wrote:
Someone revived the Expressive C++17 Coding Challenge thread
today and I thought this is an excellent opportunity to revive
my blog and finally write an article showing why I like D so
It's mostly targeted at beginners as I explain many basic D
features, but maybe it's helpful for beginners looking into D.
Great article! Thank you!
Thanks for the typos. Fixed them.
But even then, I don't think you should discount or put off
using std.csv as "cheating". I'm guessing std.csv handles
things like quoted elements containing commas.
I realize that maybe you're being pedagogic and wanting to show
off D's File byLine and splitter,
but I think the first thing a reader will think when they see
you rolling your own csv reader by hand is that something must
be wrong with D or it's ecosystem if you're resorting to this,
and they'll run for the hills (especially in an intro article,
*and* one in which you point out that the goal is *expressive*
Understood. Fair point.
I changed the motivation of why std.csv isn't used and added a
warning that one shouldn't roll one's own CSV parser.
I immediately assume it's either old/incorrect, the language is
very low-level only, or else maybe the language's std lib must
Haha. This could be Rust's or C++'s new slogan ;-)