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reply "Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
I've *finally* just sent off the last round of revisions of "Imperfect C++",
which have occupied me for the last week or so. After two years of effort, it's
a
pretty weird feeling to know that it's over the line at last.

Anyway, apart from sharing an electronic sigh of relief, this means that the
releases of STLSoft v1.7.1 and DTL 0.1 will now be pretty imminent. Expect news
on both fronts within the next two weeks. I will also now put more effort into
getting Walter to release std.loader.d and accept my updates to
std.windows.registry.d and std.recls.d.

Thanks for patience to all who've been kind enough to wait for the libraries,
and
to those who've wished me well with the book writing. What an idiot I must have
been to have thought that I should write a book. And what an idiot for embarking
on two more this year - "Extended STL", and another that's not about C++. ;)

Cheers


-- 
Matthew Wilson

Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)

"You can tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much!" -- Uncle Michael

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May 04 2004
parent reply "fred" <info fleet-manage.com> writes:
Congratulations Matthew

When will we be able to pick up a copy of your new book ?

fred


"Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> wrote in message
news:c785tn$267$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 I've *finally* just sent off the last round of revisions of "Imperfect C++",
 which have occupied me for the last week or so. After two years of effort,
it's a
 pretty weird feeling to know that it's over the line at last.

 Anyway, apart from sharing an electronic sigh of relief, this means that the
 releases of STLSoft v1.7.1 and DTL 0.1 will now be pretty imminent. Expect news
 on both fronts within the next two weeks. I will also now put more effort into
 getting Walter to release std.loader.d and accept my updates to
 std.windows.registry.d and std.recls.d.

 Thanks for patience to all who've been kind enough to wait for the libraries,
and
 to those who've wished me well with the book writing. What an idiot I must have
 been to have thought that I should write a book. And what an idiot for
embarking
 on two more this year - "Extended STL", and another that's not about C++. ;)

 Cheers


 -- 
 Matthew Wilson

 Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
     (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
 STLSoft moderator
     (http://www.stlsoft.org)

 "You can tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much!" -- Uncle Michael

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May 04 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
Should be Sept/Oct.

It could be later if I can't find a decent subtitle for it. ;/




"fred" <info fleet-manage.com> wrote in message
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 Congratulations Matthew

 When will we be able to pick up a copy of your new book ?

 fred


 "Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> wrote in message

 I've *finally* just sent off the last round of revisions of "Imperfect C++",
 which have occupied me for the last week or so. After two years of effort,


 pretty weird feeling to know that it's over the line at last.

 Anyway, apart from sharing an electronic sigh of relief, this means that the
 releases of STLSoft v1.7.1 and DTL 0.1 will now be pretty imminent. Expect


 on both fronts within the next two weeks. I will also now put more effort


 getting Walter to release std.loader.d and accept my updates to
 std.windows.registry.d and std.recls.d.

 Thanks for patience to all who've been kind enough to wait for the libraries,


 to those who've wished me well with the book writing. What an idiot I must


 been to have thought that I should write a book. And what an idiot for


 on two more this year - "Extended STL", and another that's not about C++. ;)

 Cheers


 -- 
 Matthew Wilson

 Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
     (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
 STLSoft moderator
     (http://www.stlsoft.org)

 "You can tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much!" -- Uncle Michael

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May 04 2004
parent reply C <dont respond.com> writes:
Whats the other book about ?  Do you have something for D planned ( post 
1.0 maybe  :) ) ?

Also slightly OT , is The D Journal still in the works ?

C
Matthew wrote:
 Should be Sept/Oct.
 
 It could be later if I can't find a decent subtitle for it. ;/
 
 
 
 
 "fred" <info fleet-manage.com> wrote in message
 news:c79ahr$1rra$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 
Congratulations Matthew

When will we be able to pick up a copy of your new book ?

fred


"Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> wrote in message

news:c785tn$267$1 digitaldaemon.com...
I've *finally* just sent off the last round of revisions of "Imperfect C++",
which have occupied me for the last week or so. After two years of effort,


it's a
pretty weird feeling to know that it's over the line at last.

Anyway, apart from sharing an electronic sigh of relief, this means that the
releases of STLSoft v1.7.1 and DTL 0.1 will now be pretty imminent. Expect


news
on both fronts within the next two weeks. I will also now put more effort


into
getting Walter to release std.loader.d and accept my updates to
std.windows.registry.d and std.recls.d.

Thanks for patience to all who've been kind enough to wait for the libraries,


and
to those who've wished me well with the book writing. What an idiot I must


have
been to have thought that I should write a book. And what an idiot for


embarking
on two more this year - "Extended STL", and another that's not about C++. ;)

Cheers


-- 
Matthew Wilson

Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)

"You can tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much!" -- Uncle Michael

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May 04 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
 Whats the other book about ?  Do you have something for D planned ( post
 1.0 maybe  :) ) ?

It's a wait and see thing, as the proposal's not yet in to the publisher. But it won't be long
 Also slightly OT , is The D Journal still in the works ?

I don't know. We'd certainly like to do it, but it may still (even after two years) be premature. Everybody says they'd like to read it, but there are very few who want to, or, more likely, have the time to, write for it.
 Matthew wrote:
 Should be Sept/Oct.

 It could be later if I can't find a decent subtitle for it. ;/




 "fred" <info fleet-manage.com> wrote in message
 news:c79ahr$1rra$1 digitaldaemon.com...

Congratulations Matthew

When will we be able to pick up a copy of your new book ?

fred


"Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> wrote in message

news:c785tn$267$1 digitaldaemon.com...
I've *finally* just sent off the last round of revisions of "Imperfect C++",
which have occupied me for the last week or so. After two years of effort,


it's a
pretty weird feeling to know that it's over the line at last.

Anyway, apart from sharing an electronic sigh of relief, this means that the
releases of STLSoft v1.7.1 and DTL 0.1 will now be pretty imminent. Expect


news
on both fronts within the next two weeks. I will also now put more effort


into
getting Walter to release std.loader.d and accept my updates to
std.windows.registry.d and std.recls.d.

Thanks for patience to all who've been kind enough to wait for the




 and

to those who've wished me well with the book writing. What an idiot I must


have
been to have thought that I should write a book. And what an idiot for


embarking
on two more this year - "Extended STL", and another that's not about C++. ;)

Cheers


-- 
Matthew Wilson

Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)

"You can tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much!" -- Uncle Michael



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May 04 2004
parent reply C <qbert atari-soldiers.com> writes:
 I don't know. We'd certainly like to do it, but it may still (even after 
 two
 years) be premature. Everybody says they'd like to read it, but there 
 are very
 few who want to, or, more likely, have the time to, write for it.

Hmm, it might be a 'build it they will come' scenario. I know Id like to contribute ( id like to do a keyword correction based on string distances , also want to try FSM framework and when I get more familiar with it an ANN [ artificial neural network ] framework ) but I never sent in the proposals. Maybe we can throw them up on dsource.org for the mean time, brad ? Another OT, are you planning on porting STLSoft's performance modules to D ? I was in need of this just today. Charlie On Wed, 5 May 2004 11:26:45 +1000, Matthew <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> wrote:
 Whats the other book about ?  Do you have something for D planned ( post
 1.0 maybe  :) ) ?

It's a wait and see thing, as the proposal's not yet in to the publisher. But it won't be long
 Also slightly OT , is The D Journal still in the works ?

I don't know. We'd certainly like to do it, but it may still (even after two years) be premature. Everybody says they'd like to read it, but there are very few who want to, or, more likely, have the time to, write for it.
 Matthew wrote:
 Should be Sept/Oct.

 It could be later if I can't find a decent subtitle for it. ;/




 "fred" <info fleet-manage.com> wrote in message
 news:c79ahr$1rra$1 digitaldaemon.com...

Congratulations Matthew

When will we be able to pick up a copy of your new book ?

fred


"Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> wrote in message

news:c785tn$267$1 digitaldaemon.com...
I've *finally* just sent off the last round of revisions of 



which have occupied me for the last week or so. After two years of 



 it's a

pretty weird feeling to know that it's over the line at last.

Anyway, apart from sharing an electronic sigh of relief, this means 



releases of STLSoft v1.7.1 and DTL 0.1 will now be pretty imminent. 



 news

on both fronts within the next two weeks. I will also now put more 



 into

getting Walter to release std.loader.d and accept my updates to
std.windows.registry.d and std.recls.d.

Thanks for patience to all who've been kind enough to wait for the




 and

to those who've wished me well with the book writing. What an idiot 



 have

been to have thought that I should write a book. And what an idiot 



 embarking

on two more this year - "Extended STL", and another that's not about 



Cheers


--
Matthew Wilson

Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)

"You can tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much!" -- Uncle 






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May 04 2004
next sibling parent reply "Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
"C" <qbert atari-soldiers.com> wrote in message
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 I don't know. We'd certainly like to do it, but it may still (even after
 two
 years) be premature. Everybody says they'd like to read it, but there
 are very
 few who want to, or, more likely, have the time to, write for it.

Hmm, it might be a 'build it they will come' scenario. I know Id like to contribute ( id like to do a keyword correction based on string distances , also want to try FSM framework and when I get more familiar with it an ANN [ artificial neural network ] framework ) but I never sent in the proposals.

Very good point. The only problem there is that neither myself nor big-W have any spare bandwidth for TDJ at the moment. Maybe in a couple of months, but then how many times have I said that since June 2002? :/
 Maybe we can throw them up on dsource.org for the mean time, brad ?

 Another OT, are you planning on porting STLSoft's performance modules to D
 ?  I was in need of this just today.

Yes. I've asked Walter about this a couple of times, but his plate's too small, and it's got too much seafood on it. What I'd like to do is have the following modules: std.perf std.linux.perf std.windows.perf The latter two would be straightforward port of the UNIXSTL (unixstl_performance_counter.h) and WinSTL classes (winstl_performance_counter.h, winstl_highperformance_counter.h, winstl_tick_counter.h, winstl_processtimes_counter.h, winstl_threadtimes_counter.h). WinSTL has a number of flavours, the relative merits of which are described in http://www.windevnet.com/documents/win0305a/. UNIXSTL has a comparatively embarassing paucity of variety, with only one performance counter based on gettimeofday. For a port to D I'd like to see the following: - someone who's expert on Linux to come up with equivalents to the WinSTL processtimes_counter, threadtimes_counter and highperformance_counter. The first two depend on whether Linux maintains process/thread time stats; clearly it does at least per-process timing, since the time utility does that. The latter should probably be able to be effected using x86 commands, but I've not had chance to look at this yet. - me to define std/perf.d, something along the lines of (forgiving syntactical mistakes please): module std.perf; version(Windows) { private import std.windows.perf; public alias std.windows.perf.PerformanceCounter PerformanceCounter; } else version(Linux) { private import std.linux.perf; public alias std.linux.perf.PerformanceCounter PerformanceCounter; } else { // usual static assertion stuff } Maybe I can do this now, then, eh? :) The other classes - HighPerformanceCounter, ThreadTimesCounter and ProcessTimesCounter can be brought into std.perf when there are implementations for Linux. I'm off to have a play with this now. You inspirer, you!
 Charlie

 On Wed, 5 May 2004 11:26:45 +1000, Matthew <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org>
 wrote:

 Whats the other book about ?  Do you have something for D planned ( post
 1.0 maybe  :) ) ?

It's a wait and see thing, as the proposal's not yet in to the publisher. But it won't be long
 Also slightly OT , is The D Journal still in the works ?

I don't know. We'd certainly like to do it, but it may still (even after two years) be premature. Everybody says they'd like to read it, but there are very few who want to, or, more likely, have the time to, write for it.
 Matthew wrote:
 Should be Sept/Oct.

 It could be later if I can't find a decent subtitle for it. ;/




 "fred" <info fleet-manage.com> wrote in message
 news:c79ahr$1rra$1 digitaldaemon.com...

Congratulations Matthew

When will we be able to pick up a copy of your new book ?

fred


"Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> wrote in message

news:c785tn$267$1 digitaldaemon.com...
I've *finally* just sent off the last round of revisions of



which have occupied me for the last week or so. After two years of



 it's a

pretty weird feeling to know that it's over the line at last.

Anyway, apart from sharing an electronic sigh of relief, this means



releases of STLSoft v1.7.1 and DTL 0.1 will now be pretty imminent.



 news

on both fronts within the next two weeks. I will also now put more



 into

getting Walter to release std.loader.d and accept my updates to
std.windows.registry.d and std.recls.d.

Thanks for patience to all who've been kind enough to wait for the




 and

to those who've wished me well with the book writing. What an idiot



 have

been to have thought that I should write a book. And what an idiot



 embarking

on two more this year - "Extended STL", and another that's not about



Cheers


--
Matthew Wilson

Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)

"You can tell a Yorkshireman, but you can't tell him much!" -- Uncle








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May 04 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
 Another OT, are you planning on porting STLSoft's performance modules to D
 ?  I was in need of this just today.

Yes. I've asked Walter about this a couple of times, but his plate's too small, and it's got too much seafood on it. What I'd like to do is have the following modules: std.perf std.linux.perf std.windows.perf The latter two would be straightforward port of the UNIXSTL (unixstl_performance_counter.h) and WinSTL classes

 winstl_highperformance_counter.h, winstl_tick_counter.h,
 winstl_processtimes_counter.h, winstl_threadtimes_counter.h). WinSTL has a

 of flavours, the relative merits of which are described in
 http://www.windevnet.com/documents/win0305a/. UNIXSTL has a comparatively
 embarassing paucity of variety, with only one performance counter based on
 gettimeofday.

 For a port to D I'd like to see the following:
     - someone who's expert on Linux to come up with equivalents to the WinSTL
 processtimes_counter, threadtimes_counter and highperformance_counter. The

 two depend on whether Linux maintains process/thread time stats; clearly it

 at least per-process timing, since the time utility does that. The latter

 probably be able to be effected using x86 commands, but I've not had chance to
 look at this yet.
     - me to define std/perf.d, something along the lines of (forgiving
 syntactical mistakes please):

 module std.perf;

 version(Windows)
 {
     private import std.windows.perf;
     public alias std.windows.perf.PerformanceCounter    PerformanceCounter;
 }
 else version(Linux)
 {
     private import std.linux.perf;
     public alias std.linux.perf.PerformanceCounter    PerformanceCounter;
 }
 else
 {
     // usual static assertion stuff
 }

 Maybe I can do this now, then, eh? :) The other classes -

 ThreadTimesCounter and ProcessTimesCounter can be brought into std.perf when
 there are implementations for Linux.

 I'm off to have a play with this now. You inspirer, you!

Apparently, it helps not to be an idiot. I'll try and try it sometime. It transpires that I did most of what I've just said in mid-March. Doh! I'll patch it up and pass it onto big-W, with hope in my heart and fingers entwined.
May 04 2004
parent C <qbert atari-soldiers.com> writes:
sweet

On Wed, 5 May 2004 14:39:34 +1000, Matthew <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> 
wrote:

 Another OT, are you planning on porting STLSoft's performance modules 

 ?  I was in need of this just today.

Yes. I've asked Walter about this a couple of times, but his plate's too small, and it's got too much seafood on it. What I'd like to do is have the following modules: std.perf std.linux.perf std.windows.perf The latter two would be straightforward port of the UNIXSTL (unixstl_performance_counter.h) and WinSTL classes

 winstl_highperformance_counter.h, winstl_tick_counter.h,
 winstl_processtimes_counter.h, winstl_threadtimes_counter.h). WinSTL 
 has a

 of flavours, the relative merits of which are described in
 http://www.windevnet.com/documents/win0305a/. UNIXSTL has a 
 comparatively
 embarassing paucity of variety, with only one performance counter based 
 on
 gettimeofday.

 For a port to D I'd like to see the following:
     - someone who's expert on Linux to come up with equivalents to the 
 WinSTL
 processtimes_counter, threadtimes_counter and highperformance_counter. 
 The

 two depend on whether Linux maintains process/thread time stats; 
 clearly it

 at least per-process timing, since the time utility does that. The 
 latter

 probably be able to be effected using x86 commands, but I've not had 
 chance to
 look at this yet.
     - me to define std/perf.d, something along the lines of (forgiving
 syntactical mistakes please):

 module std.perf;

 version(Windows)
 {
     private import std.windows.perf;
     public alias std.windows.perf.PerformanceCounter    
 PerformanceCounter;
 }
 else version(Linux)
 {
     private import std.linux.perf;
     public alias std.linux.perf.PerformanceCounter    
 PerformanceCounter;
 }
 else
 {
     // usual static assertion stuff
 }

 Maybe I can do this now, then, eh? :) The other classes -

 ThreadTimesCounter and ProcessTimesCounter can be brought into std.perf 
 when
 there are implementations for Linux.

 I'm off to have a play with this now. You inspirer, you!

Apparently, it helps not to be an idiot. I'll try and try it sometime. It transpires that I did most of what I've just said in mid-March. Doh! I'll patch it up and pass it onto big-W, with hope in my heart and fingers entwined.

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May 05 2004
prev sibling parent reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
C wrote:
 Maybe we can throw them up on dsource.org for the mean time, brad ?
 

You're talking about posting drafts of articles for TDJ? I have no problem with that. Do you want a forum? That would be the best, because you could post your article as a sticky new topic, and people could quote, comment. Let me know if this is what you want, or if you want another tab across the top, and post html files of the articles. BA
May 04 2004
parent reply C <qbert atari-soldiers.com> writes:
 Do you want a forum?  That would be the best, because you could post 
 your article as a sticky new topic, and people could quote, comment.

That sounds , only drawback is no way to search for articles. But I dont imagine that being an issue for a while, forum sounds good thanks BA. ( thats right i did it! ) C On Wed, 05 May 2004 01:27:18 -0500, Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> wrote:
 C wrote:
 Maybe we can throw them up on dsource.org for the mean time, brad ?

You're talking about posting drafts of articles for TDJ? I have no problem with that. Do you want a forum? That would be the best, because you could post your article as a sticky new topic, and people could quote, comment. Let me know if this is what you want, or if you want another tab across the top, and post html files of the articles. BA

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May 05 2004
next sibling parent "Matthew" <matthew.hat stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
Let's see how this goes for a while. It could be the best way to start TDJ. Once
there are several there, we can apply a bit of an editorial thing to it - weed
it
and reap - and maybe get the body of the first issue from there. Then we'd need
an editorial and a Word-From-Walter, and we're there!

I have a warm feeling about this ...

"C" <qbert atari-soldiers.com> wrote in message
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 Do you want a forum?  That would be the best, because you could post
 your article as a sticky new topic, and people could quote, comment.

That sounds , only drawback is no way to search for articles. But I dont imagine that being an issue for a while, forum sounds good thanks BA. ( thats right i did it! ) C On Wed, 05 May 2004 01:27:18 -0500, Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> wrote:
 C wrote:
 Maybe we can throw them up on dsource.org for the mean time, brad ?

You're talking about posting drafts of articles for TDJ? I have no problem with that. Do you want a forum? That would be the best, because you could post your article as a sticky new topic, and people could quote, comment. Let me know if this is what you want, or if you want another tab across the top, and post html files of the articles. BA

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May 05 2004
prev sibling parent Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> writes:
http://www.dsource.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=18

And you can search the entire forum section of the site.  May not help 
you search *only* articles.

BA

C wrote:
 Do you want a forum?  That would be the best, because you could post 
 your article as a sticky new topic, and people could quote, comment.

That sounds , only drawback is no way to search for articles. But I dont imagine that being an issue for a while, forum sounds good thanks BA. ( thats right i did it! ) C On Wed, 05 May 2004 01:27:18 -0500, Brad Anderson <brad dsource.dot.org> wrote:
 C wrote:

 Maybe we can throw them up on dsource.org for the mean time, brad ?

You're talking about posting drafts of articles for TDJ? I have no problem with that. Do you want a forum? That would be the best, because you could post your article as a sticky new topic, and people could quote, comment. Let me know if this is what you want, or if you want another tab across the top, and post html files of the articles. BA


May 06 2004