On Wednesday, 4 October 2017 at 20:49:26 UTC, John Gabriele wrote:
This is my first message to this forum. And what a pleasure it
is to be here. :)
I was just looking around at what D books are available. I see
that Andrei's "The D Programming Language" was published in
2010. What's changed in the language, library, and community
since then that I should be aware of if following along with
and learning from that book?
Incidentally, is a new edition is on its way any time soon?
The core language hasn't changed that much (yet some). Most of
the differences from times back then are because we now have much
more third-party libraries, and the implementation is much more
stable. Or that's what I've heard anyway.
And I think that the book is ahead of it's time, advertising
features that probably only barely worked and were seldom used
back then. Just what Modern c++ is known for too. That makes it
feel easily three years younger than it really is. I wasn't here
myself trough so I don't know for sure.