On Monday, 17 October 2016 at 19:39:14 UTC, Benjiro wrote:
I would suggest they remove all templates and make it its own
example. It is easy to add more high-level features if you
already know D, but think like someone who is coming from C or
On Thursday, 13 October 2016 at 19:06:26 UTC, Karabuta wrote:
How is a new visitor supposed to know "!" is for templates and
not some complicated syntax?
As a dlang newbie ( only started to learn a few days ago ), the
example on the front page is just complex for new users.
Its not a lack of knowledge ( 15+ years php, some C in high
school, Perl 3 years and some other languages over the years )
but i had no clue that "!" ( used a lot in examples ) is
actually templates ( or macro's ). I was focused on other parts
( shared libraries creation & loading etc ) so never got around
to some of the "basics". Just assumed it was a operator.
* Basic functional/ranges example = map, filter, reduce
* basic helloworld = write the string "Hello, World!"
* Basic sort example
* basic maths example
* basic UFCS example
I also support removing Args and Input. Make things simple.
People want to see clean syntax, because they just languages by
syntax. We all at times perceive things by appearance first time.