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digitalmars.D - Short Frequent Answers

reply J Anderson <REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> writes:
I created a short frequent answers list:

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?ShortFrequentAnswers

It's basicly a list of common answers in a very short form, the 
accelerated learning of D.

Can you think of any other short common answers that would be useful.

-- 
-Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
May 11 2004
parent reply Norbert Nemec <Norbert.Nemec gmx.de> writes:
J Anderson wrote:

 I created a short frequent answers list:
 
 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?ShortFrequentAnswers
 
 It's basicly a list of common answers in a very short form, the
 accelerated learning of D.
 
 Can you think of any other short common answers that would be useful.

Good idea! Anyhow: "Arrays (strings) are a length followed by the elements." This sounds more like Pascal-strings than like D-strings. If you want to avoid going into details (which, of course, is reasonable at that point) it should be enough to say "Strings are not null-terminated, but hold explicit length information. Therefore..."
May 12 2004
next sibling parent J Anderson <REMOVEanderson badmama.com.au> writes:
Norbert Nemec wrote:

J Anderson wrote:

  

I created a short frequent answers list:

http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?ShortFrequentAnswers

It's basicly a list of common answers in a very short form, the
accelerated learning of D.

Can you think of any other short common answers that would be useful.
    

Good idea! Anyhow: "Arrays (strings) are a length followed by the elements." This sounds more like Pascal-strings than like D-strings. If you want to avoid going into details (which, of course, is reasonable at that point) it should be enough to say "Strings are not null-terminated, but hold explicit length information. Therefore..."

It's a wiki so you can make change like this yourself (well that's the idea). -- -Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
May 12 2004
prev sibling parent Ben Hinkle <bhinkle4 juno.com> writes:
Norbert Nemec wrote:

 J Anderson wrote:
 
 I created a short frequent answers list:
 
 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?ShortFrequentAnswers
 
 It's basicly a list of common answers in a very short form, the
 accelerated learning of D.
 
 Can you think of any other short common answers that would be useful.

Good idea! Anyhow: "Arrays (strings) are a length followed by the elements." This sounds more like Pascal-strings than like D-strings. If you want to avoid going into details (which, of course, is reasonable at that point) it should be enough to say "Strings are not null-terminated, but hold explicit length information. Therefore..."

Or it can say what the D spec says: "Dynamic arrays contain a length and a garbage collected pointer to the array data. "
May 12 2004