Re: d-apt source changed!

2014-12-01 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2014-12-01 at 23:50 +0100, Jordi Sayol via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Thank you all to create this incredible compiler and the related tools. I only wrap them on d-apt. A product is only as good as its channel to market. Having downloadable things is fine but not really a good

Re: dco can work for 64 bit,and base on D2.067b1:code.dlang.org

2014-12-22 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2014-12-22 at 12:57 +, uri via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Thanks, I'm in the process of looking at CMake/SCons alternatives right at the moment and will have a look at dco. May I ask why SCons is insufficient for you? I'm trying dub at the moment and it's working

Re: DlangUI project update

2014-12-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sun, 2014-12-28 at 09:32 +, Vadim Lopatin via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] I've tested under Ubuntu/x64 only. Probably, there is no DejaVuSans.ttf in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf or it's located in different location under Arch. If you provide paths to

Re: 2015 H1 Vision

2015-02-02 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-02-02 at 12:36 +, Atila Neves via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Indeed. Most of the issues I hear about stem from it trying to do both at the same time. It's a good package manager but unfortunately a not so good build system. This makes me think, once more, of writing

Re: 2015 H1 Vision

2015-02-02 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sun, 2015-02-01 at 22:46 +0100, Andrej Mitrovic via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 2/1/15, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d-announce digitalmars-d-announce@puremagic.com wrote: http://wiki.dlang.org/Vision/2015H1 - Create the D Language Foundation What exactly is this idea

Re: 2015 H1 Vision

2015-02-02 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-02-02 at 07:59 +, ketmar via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] but i think that it's too late now to separate this dub parts. :-( Far from it. Now is the time to do it. There has been enough use of it that there is genuine practical experience of the workflows and the ups

Re: London D Programmers MeetUp

2015-02-05 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-02-04 at 21:35 +, Iain Buclaw via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] That pretty much sums up my understanding of it too. I recollect the banter including (paraphrased): if the prototype works, just put it into production, it's standard practice. -- Russel.

Re: Martin Nowak is our new release czar

2015-02-05 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-02-04 at 16:07 -0800, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: Andrew Edwards, our former release czar, declined his czardom because he went to college. Thanks and good luck! s/declined/abdicate/ He left a void of power. After a period of turmoil and intestine

Re: Packt is looking for someone to author a Learning D

2015-02-18 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-02-18 at 09:56 +, Kagamin via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Isn't latex for document restyling? What you would use it for? There's little time to only write the text, let alone fiddling with styles and typesetting. Word is better in this sense that it gets the end

Re: DCD 0.5.0

2015-02-12 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-02-12 at 00:22 +, Brian Schott via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: Version 0.5.0 of DCD has been tagged on Github. https://github.com/Hackerpilot/DCD/releases/tag/v0.5.0 DCD is a client/server program used to provide D code autocompletion for various text editors and IDEs.

Re: New book: Developing with compile time in mind

2015-02-17 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-02-17 at 08:08 -0800, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 2/17/15 3:49 AM, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] My prejudice is that you need XeLaTeX or AsciiDoc for large document writing, especially when targeting press PDF. Mine too

Re: Packt is looking for someone to author a Learning D

2015-02-15 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sun, 2015-02-15 at 04:38 +, Craig Dillabaugh via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Well, if you do the document with Latex on git (or some similar version control), you get most of the same stuff. Latex has a comment tool where you can do margin comments if you wish, and of course

Re: Packt is looking for someone to author a Learning D

2015-02-15 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-02-14 at 10:21 -0800, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Many publishers may allow you to provide camera-ready copies. Sadly not. The big publishers (well the three I have had dealing with in the last 5 years) feel they have this need to keep all their

Re: Packt is looking for someone to author a Learning D

2015-02-15 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-02-14 at 18:15 +, Vladimir Panteleev via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Saturday, 14 February 2015 at 17:04:24 UTC, Russel Winder wrote: Obviously XeLaTeX is the correct medium, but AsciiDoc is acceptable as a second best. During the editing of the Russian translation

Re: New book: Developing with compile time in mind

2015-02-17 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-02-17 at 16:40 +1300, Rikki Cattermole via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Just let me know any improvements that could be made. Updates are free after all! (Leanpub is amazing, what with markdown writing and all). How did you find Markdown for writing a book? My prejudice

Re: London D Programmers MeetUp

2015-01-25 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-01-22 at 22:12 +, Kingsley via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: We now have a venue for the London D meetup. Skills Matter have kindly offered us their support. The first meetup will be Tuesday 3rd February - see details here: http://www.meetup.com/London-D-Programmers/

Re: D idioms list

2015-01-11 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-01-10 at 14:13 -0800, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 1/10/2015 1:28 PM, weaselcat wrote: Sorry for the off-topic noise, but where will you be publishing your articles since Dr.Dobbs has closed? Sorry if you have answered this elsewhere. It's a

Re: Anyone interested in embedding a JVM in their D app?

2015-01-14 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-01-14 at 02:00 +, james via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: I've been playing with jni.h and D. I think I've got a fully working jni.d and I have the start of a nicer D wrapper around it with djvm.d. Whilst I have tinkered with JNI, I have never had to really use it in anger.

Re: Packt is looking for someone to author a Learning D

2015-02-14 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-02-14 at 16:54 +, Adam D. Ruppe via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: idk if it has changed in the last year, but mine was done on MS Word as well. They provide a template then you follow it and give them the .doc. The editors then give back the .doc with comments attached.

Re: Packt is looking for someone to author a Learning D

2015-02-14 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-02-14 at 16:25 +, Adam D. Ruppe via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: I got an email from the publisher of my D Cookbook asking me to write another book on D. From their email: We have recently commissioned a book on D, titled ' Learning D '. This book will have approximately

Re: Packt is looking for someone to author a Learning D

2015-02-15 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sun, 2015-02-15 at 15:37 +, Craig Dillabaugh via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Sunday, 15 February 2015 at 11:36:22 UTC, Russel Winder wrote: […] Luxury. I typed my thesis (including the maths equations) using a broken portable manual typewriter. ;-) And you tell new students

Re: Martin Nowak is our new release czar

2015-02-05 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-02-05 at 15:26 +, via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Copied from Chrome release Schedule I supposed :) http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/11/google-chrome-release-cycle-slideshow/ Sadly, Chrome Stable is getting worse and worse :-( -- Russel.

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-06 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 09:48 +, Brian Schott via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Friday, 6 March 2015 at 09:40:07 UTC, Walter Bright wrote: How are comments handled? The source code makes a DC 15 wisdom save, if it fails then the comments get distributed randomly. But with a d4, d6,

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-06 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 01:37 -0800, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 3/5/2015 7:15 PM, Brian Schott wrote: You probably feel that way because tabs are better. dfmt only defaults to spaces because that's what's in the Phobos style guide. Spaces are used in Phobos

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-06 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 09:54 -0500, Ben Boeckel via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Fri, Mar 06, 2015 at 10:31:29 +, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: That is the whole point of using tabs for indent, you can chose the indent amount: I tend to use 20ex. Remember

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-07 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-03-07 at 12:28 +0100, FG via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] If at all, the problem with Phobos' style isn't with horizontal spacing but vertical space. Consider the waste of space below. Too much scrolling and I lose focus. Now, *that* is really irritating. ;) […] This is

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-07 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-03-07 at 12:57 +, Kagamin via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Friday, 6 March 2015 at 20:22:42 UTC, Ben Boeckel wrote: And I find that monospace fonts tend to make it much easier to tell the difference between 'l', '1', and 'I'. Not so important in English, but it

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-06 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 18:31 -0800, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Unlike english prose, code follows patterns. With a monospace font, one can line up those patterns which makes for easier visual checking for errors. That works for you fine, but it doesn't work for me.

Re: On fonts and editors [was dfmt 0.1.0]

2015-03-06 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 15:22 -0500, Ben Boeckel via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Well it is now more apparent with more quoting. It now appears that the first block is using 3-space indents while the bottom looks just fine even with the quote markers. But there is no semantic difference

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-06 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 18:21 -0800, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 3/6/2015 2:31 AM, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: Remember a tab is not a number of spaces, it is semantic markup. All I can say is good luck with that. ASCII is not a markup language

Re: 2nd London D Programmers Meetup - Robot Tank Battle Tournament

2015-03-25 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-03-25 at 11:25 +, wobbles via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 23:32:38 UTC, Kingsley wrote: Here are the details - spread the word: http://www.meetup.com/London-D-Programmers/events/220610394/ thanks --Kingsley Thanks

Re: DTanks Alpha

2015-03-25 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-03-24 at 23:37 +, Kingsley via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Saturday, 21 March 2015 at 15:57:54 UTC, Dan Olson wrote: Kingsley kingsley.hendric...@gmail.com writes: In preparation for the London D meetup I have got the DTanks robot battle framework into the

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-26 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-03-25 at 14:00 -0700, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/30ad8b/why_gos_design_is_a_disservice_to_intelligent/ Andrei The reaction in the Go community to this article has been exactly as one would have

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-03-28 at 18:55 +, Dicebot via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] I don't think it is that simple. From the purist academical parallelism POV - most likely. In practice it often can be quite the contrary, TLS is your best friend (depending on how efficient platfrom

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-03-28 at 18:51 +, weaselcat via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 18:47:04 UTC, Walter Bright wrote: On 3/28/2015 3:20 AM, Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: Personally, I'm not sure that much is gained in pitting Go against D

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-30 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-03-30 at 11:20 -0700, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Even Andrei, who wrote most of std.algorithm, posted here recently how he was surprised at how powerful it was. An indicator of plagiarism? ;-) -- Russel.

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-30 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-03-30 at 11:19 -0700, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] My brain still thinks in terms of loops. The excellent influence of functional programming on imperative programming is implicit iteration and higher-order functions. Any explicit for/while loop in a

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-27 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-27 at 03:11 -0700, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 3/27/2015 2:57 AM, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] However, I cannot see this happening purely on volunteer, hobbyist resource. We need to find an organization or three willing

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-27 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-27 at 10:14 +, via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Have you actually thought about these issues or done performance tests? The Go team certainly have, and have changed their goroutine model twice because of it. No matter what they do in Go 0.0 →1.4, 1.5 onwards will be

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-27 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-03-26 at 18:47 -0700, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 3/26/2015 12:40 PM, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: (Almost) All publicity is good publicity. I attended a presentation at NWCPP on Go last week. I have never written a Go program, so

Re: GtkD 3.1.0 released, GTK+ with D.

2015-03-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-27 at 16:46 +, via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Thursday, 26 March 2015 at 22:41:01 UTC, Mike Wey wrote: Shortly after the last release, GtkD has been updated for GTK+ 3.16. Thank you, that's awesome :) Can't wait for my distro to get updated to start playing with

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-03-28 at 11:16 +, ketmar via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] hm. yes, that was coroutines on steroids. But that's the point isn't it: 1. Processes are too heavyweight, invent threads. 2. We have masses of cores, let's map threads to cores via the kernel. 3. Processes and

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-03-27 at 22:48 +, ketmar via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] the whole userspace threads concept is a reimplementation of kernel threads and sheduling. ;-) And kernel threads are a reimplementation of user space threads. -- Russel.

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-03-28 at 13:27 +, via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Nah. Cooperative multitasking is a sorry excuse that belongs to the 80s. This should be as transparent as possible. You cannot insert yield into an external library. 1960s. Software developers have spent 50+ years

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-03-28 at 12:58 +, Atila Neves via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] It does, and it should. In fact, I'd consider it massive selling point for D if it were; you want easy Go-like concurrency? D has that too. Right now, it's available easily for writing servers: just use

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-03-28 at 12:52 +0100, Sönke Ludwig via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] You can access TLS from an event callback just as easy as from a fiber. […] TLS is the evil here. Anyone working with TLS is either writing an operating system or doing it wrong. -- Russel.

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-03-28 at 17:57 +, ketmar via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:28:00 +, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: It could be argued that it is all just co-routines underneath, but I think that would be missing the point that we have 55

Re: GSoC 2015 - Application Rejected

2015-03-03 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 23:00 +, CraigDillabaugh via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Yes, but I didn't see Rust, Nimrod, or Go on there, so I suppose we are on even footing with our main competition. It's called Nim now. I suspect there was a rationale for the change, but I am not sure

Re: GSoC 2015 - Application Rejected

2015-03-03 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 22:49 +, CraigDillabaugh via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] I will try to keep hectoring folks, but you all get a break at least for the summer :o) :-) I guess I don't get a dreadful t-shirt this year which costs more to ship than it's worth! I think the

Re: GSoC 2015 - Application Rejected

2015-03-03 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 22:51 +, CraigDillabaugh via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] I sent a message asking for a bit more in-depth feedback, we will see how that turns out! I suspect it is like any decision making process where there are N places for M applications and N M, many get

Re: GSoC 2015 - Application Rejected

2015-03-03 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 19:37 -0500, Ben Boeckel via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Mon, Mar 02, 2015 at 23:57:56 +, Piotrek via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: I remember someone somewhere suggested to make our own summer of code (however I don't know how this would look like).

Re: GSoC 2015 - Application Rejected

2015-03-03 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 22:36 +, weaselcat via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] List of accepted projects https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/list/public/google/gsoc2015 a lot of other languages got accepted :( Looks like Groovy has been rejected and yet Ruby gets lots. Must be a

Re: GSoC 2015 - Application Rejected

2015-03-02 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 19:10 +, CraigDillabaugh via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Tying to keep things positive, at least I don't have to spend a good chunk of my summer working with that horrible Melange site, and the rest of you won't have to put up with my GSoC pestering ...

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-04 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 15:04 +, Dicebot via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] All Brian tools use the same libdparse. Those include DCD, DScanner, dfix, dfmt and probably some others I am not aware of. It was also proposed for inclusion into Phobos a while ago but review pressure was too

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-05 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-03-05 at 08:17 +0100, Jacob Carlborg via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 2015-03-04 16:26, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: There ought to be for the compiler/formatter toolchain otherwise there will be problems. And if there is a D parser as library

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-05 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 21:22 +, Brian Schott via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] That means that the Emacs plugin needs to start it automatically. Is this something on your todo list, or do you need a pull request? Implementing a separate parser based on the language spec has

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-03 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-03-03 at 23:03 +, Brian Schott via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] dfmt works by re-using my existing lexer and parser. The parser is run on the code first so that the formatting step knows a few things like the difference between the binary and unary forms of *.

Re: GSoC 2015 - Application Rejected

2015-03-03 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-03-03 at 13:32 +, CraigDillabaugh via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] I imagine you are correct. I understand that Google can't take everyone, and they no doubt have some tough choices, so I don't feel that we have been unfairly treated in any way. I am hoping though

Re: dfmt 0.1.0

2015-03-04 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-03-04 at 14:21 +, Dicebot via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] No. https://github.com/Hackerpilot/libdparse Well this a bit not efficient, one D parser written in D for the compiler and a separate D parser written in D for the code formatter. What can go wrong. -- Russel.

Re: GSoC 2015 - Application Rejected

2015-03-03 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-03-03 at 09:03 +, weaselcat via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On Tuesday, 3 March 2015 at 08:14:55 UTC, Russel Winder wrote: On Mon, 2015-03-02 at 23:00 +, CraigDillabaugh via Digitalmars- d-announce wrote: […] Yes, but I didn't see Rust, Nimrod, or Go on there,

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-26 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-03-26 at 12:33 -0700, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 3/26/2015 1:44 AM, Gary Willoughby wrote: I know it's a bit unfair in places and it's got a click bait title but who cares? I got my point across and I think people understand where i'm coming from.

Re: Gary Willoughby: Why Go's design is a disservice to intelligent programmers

2015-03-26 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-03-26 at 14:37 -0400, Nick Sabalausky via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: On 03/26/2015 04:38 AM, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: I paraphrase the common theme thus: Go is successful in the market, D isn't, therefore Go is a better language than D. I

Re: D extensions to python, inline in an ipython/jupyter notebook

2015-06-14 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sun, 2015-06-14 at 15:51 +, John Colvin via Digitalmars-d -announce wrote: Bare-bones at the moment, but hopefully of interest to some people https://github.com/DlangScience/PydMagic This allows you to write D extensions to python, as inline cells in an ipython/jupyter notebook. I

Re: D extensions to python, inline in an ipython/jupyter notebook

2015-07-02 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-06-30 at 18:20 +, John Colvin via Digitalmars-d -announce […] Ditched distutils in favour of dub. This is easier for me to maintain and fits much better with the rest of the D ecosystem I am not convinced by this, though cleary my feeling carry no weight in decision making

Re: Build It And They Will Not Come

2015-08-20 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-08-20 at 14:59 +, Daniel via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] Oh, an official Docker image would also help. Look at Go's: https://hub.docker.com/_/golang/ Go 1.3, how appallingly out of date, it's 1.5 now. -- Russel.

Re: London D meetups ...

2015-08-04 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-08-04 at 09:54 +, Dejan Lekic via Digitalmars-d -announce wrote: Yes, I am aware of that. I was thinking of volunteering for some time, with help of others. We have a healthy D community here in London and we should work on making it bigger. Kingsley has stepped down as

Re: Calypso progress report (+ updated MingW64 build)

2015-10-26 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-10-26 at 02:54 +, Elie Morisse via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > […] > The build process got much simpler 2 weeks ago though, now that > it doesn't depend on an LLVM source tree and an external Clang > executable anymore it's almost identical to building LDC. In which case

Re: Google Summer of Code 2016 Ideas Page

2015-11-17 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-11-06 at 13:53 +, CraigDillabaugh via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > On Friday, 6 November 2015 at 09:07:36 UTC, Gerald Jansen wrote: > > On Friday, 6 November 2015 at 03:17:59 UTC, Craig Dillabaugh > > wrote: > > > The ideas page for the 2016 Google Summer of Code is now up: >

Re: DConf 2016, Berlin: Call for Submissions is now open!

2015-11-02 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sun, 2015-11-01 at 21:55 +0100, Andrej Mitrovic via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > On 11/1/15, Dicebot via Digitalmars-d-announce > wrote: > > Yes :) > > Are they going to design some kick-ass T-shirts to go along with it > too? :) If they do, and they

Re: The D Language Foundation is now incorporated

2015-10-19 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sun, 2015-10-18 at 14:52 -0700, Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > […] > I expect that you're going to get a fair bit of disagreement on that. > We've > been telling everyone for years that it's full of old stuff that > mostly > only works with old versions of D (most of it

Re: Walter Bright, Scott Meyers and me live on the most watched morning show in Romania

2015-10-19 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2015-10-19 at 11:48 +, rumbu via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > On Saturday, 17 October 2015 at 22:39:17 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote: > > On 10/17/2015 02:36 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote: > > > use Google Translate for the text). > > > > Ok, let's try it: His name is Andrei Alexandrescu

Re: Moving forward with work on the D language and foundation

2015-08-26 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Wed, 2015-08-26 at 09:20 +, John Colvin via Digitalmars-d -announce wrote: […] Not a one man shop. Ilya Yaroshenko is helping a lot, Lars T Kyllingstad is on board (along with SciD) and there are many others who are getting involved in some way. Anyone else who's interested should

Re: Functional Programming with D

2015-08-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-08-28 at 06:45 +, Kingsley via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] This is excellent information on functional programming with D. I would love to see a lot more information in this area - perhaps a much longer article covering in more detail - and also covering what is

Re: D-Day for DMD is today!

2015-08-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-08-27 at 21:07 +, Laeeth Isharc via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] I am very impressed by the young talent in the D community. I asked one such chap how he knew so much, and he attributed it to learning from being around such top notch guys as you, Andrei, and the

Re: Moving forward with work on the D language and foundation

2015-08-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-08-27 at 16:52 -0400, Steven Schveighoffer via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: […] He ain't that old :) http://erdani.com/index.php/about/ Born in 1969 A youngster then. -- Russel. = Dr Russel

Re: Moving forward with work on the D language and foundation

2015-08-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Thu, 2015-08-27 at 16:01 +, BBasile via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] That's courageous, particularly past 50 yo. It's a different culture, past 50 yo in Europe people choose security, but in USA, past 50 yo some people still take the risk to try something new. Awesome. I say

Re: D-Day for DMD is today!

2015-08-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-08-28 at 14:59 +0200, Iain Buclaw via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] I'd have a tentative guess and say when you're Bio begins with Past my sell-by date. http://stackoverflow.com/users/1444574/steve-teale Hummm… I was programming FORTRAN in 1969 – punch cards, the whole

Re: Moving forward with work on the D language and foundation

2015-08-28 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-08-28 at 13:08 +, Chris via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: […] I agree (I think it's the first time I agree with you!). Age is a state of mind. I've seen people in their 20ies who only think about a pension plan and watch TV every evening until they fall asleep. Maybe we

Re: Vibemail - extensions for vibe's Mail class to send multi-part emails with attachments

2015-09-29 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-09-29 at 03:53 +, Sebastiaan Koppe via Digitalmars-d -announce wrote: > This library[1] allows you to send multi-part emails with > attachments. This code looks so similar to the equivalent in Python, it is great. Does it need Vibe underneath it though to work, or is this a

Re: DConf 2016 news: 20% sold out, book signing

2015-12-11 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2015-12-08 at 15:50 -0800, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > […] > > 1. If possible, do a long jog before going to the airport. It makes > you ready to > relax. Waste of time, but if you think it useful, do it. > 2. Load up a tablet with lots of books. Or a real

Re: DLanguage IntelliJ plugin released

2016-01-04 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sun, 2016-01-03 at 23:46 +, Kingsley via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > […] > I'm still on IntelliJ 14 so haven't tried it with 15 personally -  > but it should be fine. IT should work fine on windows as well -  > although I'm an OSX user so have only ever tested it on OSX -  > please

Re: DLanguage IntelliJ plugin released

2016-01-06 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2016-01-05 at 23:19 +, Israel via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > […] > > I Agree but CLion is not free and accessible as IDEA. I believe  > it should still get support but IDEA should have top priority. Actually CLion is free for those who can show their use is for a FOSS project. I

Re: DLanguage IntelliJ plugin released

2015-12-26 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2015-12-25 at 20:17 +, Kingsley via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > […] > > Debugging will be in July 2016 Or sooner if others chip in and help out? -- Russel. = Dr Russel Winder t: +44 20 7585 2200

Re: 2016Q1: std.blas

2015-12-27 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2015-12-26 at 19:57 +, Ilya Yaroshenko via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > Hi, > > I will write GEMM and GEMV families of BLAS for Phobos. > > Goals: >   - code without assembler >   - code based on SIMD instructions >   - DMD/LDC/GDC support >   - kernel based architecture like

Re: Next London D Meetup - 18th November

2015-11-18 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
John, > > Just a reminder that this is tonight. Hopefully a good session was had. Sorry I could not be there. I suspect I won't be able to make any of the meetings in the first half of 2016. Long story involving spines, vertebrae, bones, and treatments thereto. -- Russel.

Re: LDC 1.0.0 has been released!

2016-06-07 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2016-06-07 at 01:30 +, deadalnix via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > On Monday, 6 June 2016 at 07:00:56 UTC, Kai Nacke wrote: > > Hi everyone, > > > > It is a great pleasure to announce that version 1.0.0 of LDC,  > > the LLVM-based D compiler, is now available for download! > > > >

Re: LDC 1.0.0 has been released!

2016-06-06 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
LDC has been splendid for a long while. This release is in some sense nothing special. However, as we all know, moving from 0.x.y to 1.x.y holds a special place in the minds of people not already aware of a product. Now we can promote D in places it had not been promotable before because of the

Re: DStep 0.2.1

2016-01-16 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2016-01-16 at 18:02 +0100, Jacob Carlborg via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > I've just created a new release of DStep, 0.2.1 [1]. Binaries are  > available for OS X, Linux 64bit and FreeBSD 64bit. No 32bit versions  > this time, unfortunately. I tried the Debian build on Fedora Rawhide,

Re: DStep 0.2.1

2016-01-16 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Sat, 2016-01-16 at 18:27 +, Russel Winder wrote: > On Sat, 2016-01-16 at 18:02 +0100, Jacob Carlborg via Digitalmars-d- > announce wrote: > > I've just created a new release of DStep, 0.2.1 [1]. Binaries are  > > available for OS X, Linux 64bit and FreeBSD 64bit. No 32bit > > versions  > >

Re: Vision for the first semester of 2016

2016-01-26 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
Some of this apparently off-topic, but I will get back on-topic by the end. On Tue, 2016-01-26 at 21:17 +1300, Rikki Cattermole via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > I wasn't going to reply, until you tweeted. Sorry for wrongly assigning geography. > No just no. Yes, oh yes, oh yes.  > When

Re: Vision for the first semester of 2016

2016-01-25 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2016-01-26 at 17:06 +1300, Rikki Cattermole via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > […] > > Well whoever these people are, they are most certainly not the > people  > I've seen. They wouldn't care or even want to look at PyPI. The people you have seen are clearly not Pythonistas. This may

Re: Vision for the first semester of 2016

2016-01-25 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2016-01-25 at 15:47 +, jmh530 via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > […] > > I'm sympathetic to this. I still just download Anaconda and not  > bother with much else. But that is the whole point I am trying to make. Anaconda (or Miniconda) is not a single massive monolithic library, it

Re: Vision for the first semester of 2016

2016-01-25 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2016-01-25 at 20:34 +1300, Rikki Cattermole via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > […] > I had a long post replying to Russel and to put it bluntly, its just > wrong. > We are most definitely losing people simply because they expect > certain  > code in the standard library. Like windowing

Re: Vision for the first semester of 2016

2016-01-24 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2016-01-25 at 16:49 +1300, Rikki Cattermole via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > […] > That won't be happening anytime soon. > Until we have image and windowing in Phobos (I'm working on both) > there  > is no way a GUI toolkit is going in. And from what I know there will > be  > a LOT of

Re: Dates on Website [was Using D with IntelliJ]

2016-01-20 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
[…] > http://wiki.dlang.org/IDEs […] Can someone convert the dates to proper ISO8601 format. Whilst the current form is neither traditional USA nor traditional (almost) rest of the world, it is a bit of a mess. Covnerting to IS8601 would be the best solution. -- Russel.

Re: dlang.org Re-Design Dark Theme

2016-03-14 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2016-03-14 at 17:14 +, jmh530 via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote: > On Monday, 14 March 2016 at 16:42:27 UTC, Russel Winder wrote: > > > > Light writing on dark background is so much nicer that the  > > reverse. > I disagree. Your choice, which is why the site should have both, so as

Re: dlang.org Re-Design Dark Theme

2016-03-14 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2016-03-14 at 12:00 +, Jakob Ovrum via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > Hello, > > Here's a light-on-dark theme userstyle for the recent dlang.org  > re-design: Is this intended as a Stylist style option for the site? Light writing on dark background is so much nicer that the

Re: Official dub packages for Debian and Ubuntu

2016-04-12 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Tue, 2016-04-12 at 01:58 +, Matthias Klumpp via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > On Monday, 11 April 2016 at 21:58:55 UTC, Joseph Rushton Wakeling  > wrote: > > > > On Monday, 11 April 2016 at 14:21:46 UTC, Matthias Klumpp wrote: > > > […] > > Curious question: what's the Debian policy

Re: Release DUB 0.9.25, new logo and updated website design

2016-05-23 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Mon, 2016-05-23 at 17:40 +0200, Sönke Ludwig via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > > Oh, okay, misunderstood that. The basic protocol is very simple: My fault, I rushed my original email and didn't set out the problem properly. > GET /packages/index.json > Yields a JSON array with all

Re: Official dub packages for Debian and Ubuntu

2016-04-16 Thread Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce
On Fri, 2016-04-15 at 20:03 +0200, Jordi Sayol via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote: > […] > Many thanks Andrei, and all d-apt users. Thanks for creating and running D-Apt – all it's users a A-D-Apt-able. ;-) I wish there was an equivalent RPM store for Fedora Rawhide. I'd be happy to help out

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