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D - D sidekick (DJounal related)

reply "anderson" <anderson firestar.com.au> writes:
I know there's been heaps of D Journal talk lately, and it may be clogging
up the newsgroup (I don't know). But I've just gota ask this stilly "which
colour should we uses" type of question.

It's not to do with the D language itself.

I would like the groups opinion on these things

1) Using my 3d version of Mr D (D man) as the D Journal's. Perhaps he
doesn't suit the D Journals mood.

2)  A plan to make C, D arch enemy.

3) A brainy side kick used for the notes/tips (speech bubble or something).
Perhaps this should be put to the newsgroup (or Matthew), but I planed on
calling the sidekick "Complier Walter" because it's brains.  My idea was to
make the side kick a light bulb type of shape but I really don't have any
ideas here. I work best from a diagram, that's what made converting Walters
D man (and Walter is D man too ;) ) so  easy.  So if you can draw send me a
picture.
Jun 19 2002
next sibling parent reply Russ Lewis <spamhole-2001-07-16 deming-os.org> writes:
anderson wrote:

 2)  A plan to make C, D arch enemy.

C is more like D's respected, aged grandfather than his enemy... -- The Villagers are Online! villagersonline.com .[ (the fox.(quick,brown)) jumped.over(the dog.lazy) ] .[ (a version.of(English).(precise.more)) is(possible) ] ?[ you want.to(help(develop(it))) ]
Jun 19 2002
next sibling parent reply "anderson" <anderson firestar.com.au> writes:
 C is more like D's respected, aged grandfather than his enemy...

Good Idea, I'll give him a beard.I'd like to see D pound C into the dirt in the next couple of years. Or D beat C in running race. I'll think it's harder to come up with skits for a grandpar C and D. And I don't want to start a MS war by having a MR C#. Parhaps you have an idea for skits? But I'm not arguing with you just presenting my POV...
Jun 19 2002
parent reply "anderson" <anderson firestar.com.au> writes:
I'd like to see D pound C/C++ into the dirt in the next couple of years.

"anderson" <anderson firestar.com.au> wrote in message
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 C is more like D's respected, aged grandfather than his enemy...

Good Idea, I'll give him a beard.I'd like to see D pound C into the dirt

 the next couple of years. Or D beat C in running race. I'll think it's
 harder to come up with skits for a grandpar C and D. And I don't want to
 start a MS war by having a MR C#. Parhaps you have an idea for skits?

 But I'm not arguing with you just presenting my POV...

Jun 19 2002
parent "Matthew Wilson" <matthew thedjournal.com> writes:
Why?

"anderson" <anderson firestar.com.au> wrote in message
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 I'd like to see D pound C/C++ into the dirt in the next couple of years.

 "anderson" <anderson firestar.com.au> wrote in message
 news:aeqapq$2a2u$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 C is more like D's respected, aged grandfather than his enemy...

Good Idea, I'll give him a beard.I'd like to see D pound C into the dirt

 the next couple of years. Or D beat C in running race. I'll think it's
 harder to come up with skits for a grandpar C and D. And I don't want to
 start a MS war by having a MR C#. Parhaps you have an idea for skits?

 But I'm not arguing with you just presenting my POV...


Jun 19 2002
prev sibling parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
"Russ Lewis" <spamhole-2001-07-16 deming-os.org> wrote in message
news:3D10A721.6EB5D938 deming-os.org...
 anderson wrote:

 2)  A plan to make C, D arch enemy.

C is more like D's respected, aged grandfather than his enemy...

Yes. I once drew up a cartoon that had D-Man kneeling and putting flowers on the grave next to C's headstone upon which is written: C R.I.P.
Jun 19 2002
prev sibling next sibling parent "Matthew Wilson" <matthew thedjournal.com> writes:
1) Not sure. I'm not an aesthete, so ...

One thing I would say, is that we are trying to make a serious magazine,
that may eventually be turned into a paper & ink publication once it, and
the D language, reach a certain level of coverage and respect in the wider
development community. Hence, having a cute mascot is good up to a point,
but I wouldn't want us to be saddled with something which we might look back
on in embarassment (if it goes too far).

2) Don't really like it. Apart from Visual Basic, C is by far the most
successful language that has ever existed (oops, here come the flames), and
is still underpinning some very well-respected OSs out there.

3) This idea appeals, but if it's anything like the MS Office Assistant
people will turn off in their thousands. However, I do like the idea that
the Q&A answerer would be a "compiler walter" (Walter, I must apologise for
having coined this phrase if you don't like it, or ask for a small gesture
in your will if you do ;), and that would be nice to have a picture of.

Overall I'm not too hung up on the image stuff, as it's not really my bag.
However, I'm moved at the level of interest, and am hoping that transfers
into the written word (hint, hint, everyone) ...

Matthew

"anderson" <anderson firestar.com.au> wrote in message
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 I know there's been heaps of D Journal talk lately, and it may be clogging
 up the newsgroup (I don't know). But I've just gota ask this stilly "which
 colour should we uses" type of question.

 It's not to do with the D language itself.

 I would like the groups opinion on these things

 1) Using my 3d version of Mr D (D man) as the D Journal's. Perhaps he
 doesn't suit the D Journals mood.

 2)  A plan to make C, D arch enemy.

 3) A brainy side kick used for the notes/tips (speech bubble or

 Perhaps this should be put to the newsgroup (or Matthew), but I planed on
 calling the sidekick "Complier Walter" because it's brains.  My idea was

 make the side kick a light bulb type of shape but I really don't have any
 ideas here. I work best from a diagram, that's what made converting

 D man (and Walter is D man too ;) ) so  easy.  So if you can draw send me

 picture.

Jun 19 2002
prev sibling parent reply "Alix Pexton" <Alix seven-point-star.co.uk> writes:
 1) Using my 3d version of Mr D (D man) as the D Journal's. Perhaps he
 doesn't suit the D Journals mood.

He's friendly, and will attract the eye to the Notes which he will decorate. I was thinking about the issue with Mr. D. animations and skits and I think that they are on the whole a good idea, but perhaps something to be published _BY_ "The D journal" rather than _IN_ "The D journal." I don't see there being anything wrong with using a Mr. D cartoon in an article, if it introduces or illustrates something about D. In the last year, the computer magazine (PC PLUS) I read most, has been doing this more and more, especially in their news items and feature articles when there is little need for photographs.
 2)  A plan to make C, D arch enemy.
 3) A brainy side kick used for the notes/tips (speech bubble or

 Perhaps this should be put to the newsgroup (or Matthew), but I planed on
 calling the sidekick "Complier Walter" because it's brains.  My idea was

 make the side kick a light bulb type of shape but I really don't have any
 ideas here. I work best from a diagram, that's what made converting

 D man (and Walter is D man too ;) ) so  easy.  So if you can draw send me

 picture.

MMmm, maybe later on, I think any D user with any artistic talent should be working on Mr. D. poses, but not and the expense of any quality articles that they could be writing... -- Alix Pexton... Webmaster, The D Journal web: www.thedjournal.com email:webmaster thedjournal.com "The D journal, a work in progress..."
Jun 22 2002
parent "anderson" <anderson firestar.com.au> writes:
I agree, later on then. Get MR D up and running then think about his
friends.

My outlook on this was undeceive from the start, and unless anyone decides
to change my mind. I'll focus on MR D (any if your lucky a D article).

(Actually a friend suggested those other ideas to me)

"Alix Pexton" <Alix seven-point-star.co.uk> wrote in message
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 1) Using my 3d version of Mr D (D man) as the D Journal's. Perhaps he
 doesn't suit the D Journals mood.

He's friendly, and will attract the eye to the Notes which he will decorate. I was thinking about the issue with Mr. D. animations and skits and I

 that they are on the whole a good idea, but perhaps something to be
 published _BY_ "The D journal" rather than _IN_ "The D journal." I don't
 see there being anything wrong with using a Mr. D cartoon in an article,

 it introduces or illustrates something about D. In the last year, the
 computer magazine (PC PLUS) I read most, has been doing this more and

 especially in their news items and feature articles when there is little
 need for photographs.

 2)  A plan to make C, D arch enemy.
 3) A brainy side kick used for the notes/tips (speech bubble or

 Perhaps this should be put to the newsgroup (or Matthew), but I planed


 calling the sidekick "Complier Walter" because it's brains.  My idea was

 make the side kick a light bulb type of shape but I really don't have


 ideas here. I work best from a diagram, that's what made converting

 D man (and Walter is D man too ;) ) so  easy.  So if you can draw send


 a
 picture.

MMmm, maybe later on, I think any D user with any artistic talent should

 working on Mr. D. poses, but not and the expense of any quality articles
 that they could be writing...

 --
 Alix Pexton...

 Webmaster, The D Journal
 web: www.thedjournal.com
 email:webmaster thedjournal.com
 "The D journal, a work in progress..."

Jun 22 2002