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reply "Matthew Wilson" <dmd synesis.com.au> writes:
I don't mean to be precious, but would the introduction of a separate
discussion group be welcomed? I find that there are a lot of new posts
which, although I'm sure they're interesting, are not germane to D itself,
and therefore would be best placed in an ancillary space.

Matthew
Mar 29 2003
parent reply J C Calvarese <jcc-47 excite.com> writes:
Matthew Wilson wrote:
 I don't mean to be precious, but would the introduction of a separate
 discussion group be welcomed? I find that there are a lot of new posts
 which, although I'm sure they're interesting, are not germane to D itself,
 and therefore would be best placed in an ancillary space.
 
 Matthew
 
 

From my perspective, the vast majority of the posts seem to be on-topic to D: either asking how to do something in D or suggesting how something should be done in D. A few posts stray into the region of general language design (links to other languages mostly), but since D is still being designed that doesn't seem inappropriate. I can usually tell from a quick glance at the subject line whether the contents are going to be interesting to me. This group seems to have a wide variety of participants. Most of the posts seem to fall into two categories: Design and Use. I'd guess 90% of the messages relate to design. 10% relate to use. I've found most of the language design discussions to be mostly over my head, but I can tell they deal with important issues. Personally, I'm more interested in the "using D" messages because I'm inexperienced with the C/C++ languages and I'd rather skip learning them and go directly to using D. It's been a pretty steep learning curve, but I've made some progress. As far as I can tell, D would be as good of a first language as anything once there's a tutorial available. Justin
Mar 29 2003
parent Ilya Minkov <midiclub 8ung.at> writes:
J C Calvarese wrote:
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I agree fully!!!
Apr 09 2003