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digitalmars.D - looking for d on the internet

reply Joris <jorisputcuyps hotmail.com> writes:
Hi all

If you look for d stuff on the internet, giving "d" as a search isn't 
wise, giving "d language" will perhaps leave out some nice pages.
Wouldn't is be nice if d was called d++?

Joris
Sep 14 2005
next sibling parent reply Chris Sauls <ibisbasenji gmail.com> writes:
Joris wrote:
 Hi all
 
 If you look for d stuff on the internet, giving "d" as a search isn't 
 wise, giving "d language" will perhaps leave out some nice pages.
 Wouldn't is be nice if d was called d++?

Not really. In this case, what you want to look at are the links page at Digital Mars: http://digitalmars.com/d/dlinks.html And the Wiki: http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?MoreLinks And of course instead of full Web searching, there's always the oft-neglected Directory: http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Programming/Languages/D/ Add on the requisite link to dsource: http://www.dsource.org/ And there you go. That should be all the springboard that you need. -- Chris Sauls PS -- A name like "D++" would actually annoy some search engines and get odd or incomplete results, anyhow. Plus it implies an already extant "D" language which "D++" supercedes or extends, such as the relationship between C++ and C. Personally, I would've been happy if the language had kept the name "Mars" although that wouldn't have been any easier to search for.
Sep 14 2005
parent Joris <jorisputcuyps hotmail.com> writes:
Chris Sauls wrote:
 Joris wrote:
 
 Hi all

 If you look for d stuff on the internet, giving "d" as a search isn't 
 wise, giving "d language" will perhaps leave out some nice pages.
 Wouldn't is be nice if d was called d++?

Not really. In this case, what you want to look at are the links page at Digital Mars: http://digitalmars.com/d/dlinks.html And the Wiki: http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?MoreLinks And of course instead of full Web searching, there's always the oft-neglected Directory: http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Programming/Languages/D/ Add on the requisite link to dsource: http://www.dsource.org/ And there you go. That should be all the springboard that you need. -- Chris Sauls PS -- A name like "D++" would actually annoy some search engines and get odd or incomplete results, anyhow. Plus it implies an already extant "D" language which "D++" supercedes or extends, such as the relationship between C++ and C. Personally, I would've been happy if the language had kept the name "Mars" although that wouldn't have been any easier to search for.

Thanks for the reply. I agree the links you give are very usefull, but sometimes you're looking for that small page holding some info on, let's say "d language oracle" which wasn't added to forementioned links. In that case, looking for something like "dmars oracle" would give a better result. Joris
Sep 14 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent J Thomas <jtd514 ameritech.net> writes:
so you want to change the name because of google failures?

see ladies and gentlemen, this is why walter is so awesome :D

jk

Joris wrote:
 Hi all
 
 If you look for d stuff on the internet, giving "d" as a search isn't 
 wise, giving "d language" will perhaps leave out some nice pages.
 Wouldn't is be nice if d was called d++?
 
 Joris

Sep 14 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply clayasaurus <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
Joris wrote:
 Hi all
 
 If you look for d stuff on the internet, giving "d" as a search isn't 
 wise, giving "d language" will perhaps leave out some nice pages.
 Wouldn't is be nice if d was called d++?
 
 Joris

Who would search for 'd' on google and expect it to be relevant to programming anyhow?
Sep 14 2005
parent Vathix <chris dprogramming.com> writes:
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:05:03 -0400, clayasaurus <clayasaurus gmail.com>  
wrote:

 Who would search for 'd' on google and expect it to be relevant to  
 programming anyhow?

Several popular search engines return Digital Mars on the first page when searching for D, including Yahoo, MSN and AllTheWeb. Not that it's a good search query, but I was pretty surprised.
Sep 14 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Carlos Santander <csantander619 gmail.com> writes:
Joris escribió:
 Hi all
 
 If you look for d stuff on the internet, giving "d" as a search isn't 
 wise, giving "d language" will perhaps leave out some nice pages.
 Wouldn't is be nice if d was called d++?
 
 Joris

"d programming language" seems to be the best keywords for a search. -- Carlos Santander Bernal
Sep 14 2005
parent "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Carlos Santander" <csantander619 gmail.com> wrote in message
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 Joris escribió:
 Hi all

 If you look for d stuff on the internet, giving "d" as a search isn't
 wise, giving "d language" will perhaps leave out some nice pages.
 Wouldn't is be nice if d was called d++?

 Joris

"d programming language" seems to be the best keywords for a search.

Yes. I also strongly suggest including the phrase "d programming language" on any web pages one creates that deals with D, and somewhere in any newsgroup posting (not necessary for the ones on news.digitalmars.com).
Sep 14 2005
prev sibling parent bobef <bobef lessequal.com> writes:
Joris wrote:
 Hi all
 
 If you look for d stuff on the internet, giving "d" as a search isn't 
 wise, giving "d language" will perhaps leave out some nice pages.
 Wouldn't is be nice if d was called d++?
 
 Joris

When I search google for D I type "digital mars d". It gives good results usualy.
Sep 15 2005