D - D tutorial
Javier Uyuni <Javier_member pathlink.com> writes:
Hello D fans: I was wondering where I could get, if any available, a good D tutorial. I been looking but nothing come out. If there isn't any tutorial we could make one among these newsgroup. By the way, what happen to the OpenD project?? Their last post is from almost a year ago. www.opend.org Thanks.
Apr 27 2003
J C Calvarese <jcc7 cox.net> writes:
Javier Uyuni wrote:Hello D fans: I was wondering where I could get, if any available, a good D tutorial. I been looking but nothing come out. If there isn't any tutorial we could make one among these newsgroup.
What kind of tutorial are you looking for? Currently, D isn't the ideal language for beginning programmers. If someone is proficient in C, C++, or Java, it shouldn't take much adjustment for them because the syntax will be very familiar to them. A person can get the idea very quickly by looking at the specification and looking at the handful of examples bundled with the compiler. If someone has a strong background in another language (maybe BASIC, FORTRAN, etc.), the syntax might look foreign, but it's not that hard to figure out. The specification is *very* thorough. If someone has never programmed at all, D is probably not the place to start. Eventually, D would have it's own tutorials (and would then be a fine language for beginners), but there aren't any tutorials yet. I've come up with some webpages that could be added to and expanded into a tutorial at http://www.geocities.com/jccalvarese/d/tutor It's not much (and although there are only a few pages its style isn't even consistent), but I was just typing up some very simple programs -- breaking D down to its elements. Also, since DMD will compile html files with program code with <code></code> tags, the examples are compilable just by saving the html files and running them through DMD. Just some ideas...By the way, what happen to the OpenD project?? Their last post is from almost a year ago. www.opend.org Thanks.
First impressions can be deceiving. Click on the link to "D GUI Interface". Note the date at the bottom of this page. It was updated last month: 'Generated on Fri Mar 14 22:42:47 2003 for Dig ...'. I'm not involved with the OpenD project, but I think at least some of its participants are still around. Justin
Apr 28 2003