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D.gnu - I want to help! :D

reply Malune <malune malune.com> writes:
Heyhey fellow D enthusiasts!
I'm a student and would like to help in the development of D. Can anyone 
point me in the right direction? (I have previous experience in coding 
C/C++)
Jun 18 2004
parent reply Misha Gorodnitzky <misaka pobox.SAY.NO.TO.SPAM.com> writes:
On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 06:17:27 +0000, Malune wrote:

 Heyhey fellow D enthusiasts!
 I'm a student and would like to help in the development of D. Can anyone 
 point me in the right direction? (I have previous experience in coding 
 C/C++)

Hey Malune, I'm not an official representative or anything, heck, I've only just de-lurked from reading this newsgroup recently, but I thought I'd offer up a couple of suggestions. I don't know if you've done this yet but if you want to help with the GNU front-end for D using GCC (called GDC), you might want to start by building GDC on your system. The more people that try this out and reports/deals with problems the better. You'll find instructions on how to do this at http://home.earthlink.net/~dvdfrdmn/d/ . If you want to help with evolution of the D language, you might want to tune into the newsgroup where most of that action is happening, digitalmars.D on this very same news server. I would bet that the best way you can help is by writing code in D so that you can try to comment constructively on design issues as people bring them up, and besides, the more programs there are in D, the more visibility, and popularity, it will get. :] HTH, --Misha
Jun 19 2004
parent Malune <malune malune.com> writes:
Misha Gorodnitzky wrote:
 On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 06:17:27 +0000, Malune wrote:
 
 
Heyhey fellow D enthusiasts!
I'm a student and would like to help in the development of D. Can anyone 
point me in the right direction? (I have previous experience in coding 
C/C++)

Hey Malune, I'm not an official representative or anything, heck, I've only just de-lurked from reading this newsgroup recently, but I thought I'd offer up a couple of suggestions. I don't know if you've done this yet but if you want to help with the GNU front-end for D using GCC (called GDC), you might want to start by building GDC on your system. The more people that try this out and reports/deals with problems the better. You'll find instructions on how to do this at http://home.earthlink.net/~dvdfrdmn/d/ . If you want to help with evolution of the D language, you might want to tune into the newsgroup where most of that action is happening, digitalmars.D on this very same news server. I would bet that the best way you can help is by writing code in D so that you can try to comment constructively on design issues as people bring them up, and besides, the more programs there are in D, the more visibility, and popularity, it will get. :] HTH, --Misha

Sounds good to me, i'll install GDC and start coding :).
Jun 19 2004