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digitalmars.D - Reference Card?

reply Christof Boeckler <boeckler in.tum.de> writes:
Hi,

is there something as a Quick Reference Card for D? In a manner like the 
one for C at http://refcards.com/refcards/c/index.html ?

If not, then maybe we should write one.

Christof
May 04 2006
parent reply Frank Benoit <keinfarbton nospam.xyz> writes:
Christof Boeckler schrieb:
 Hi,
 
 is there something as a Quick Reference Card for D? In a manner like the
 one for C at http://refcards.com/refcards/c/index.html ?
 
 If not, then maybe we should write one.
 
 Christof

Excellent idea. Doing it first in the D wikibook lets everybody make corrections. Later it is easy to convert it to any other format. This is the easiest way, everybody can contribute. And than we have good searchable online version. Perhaps there is a way to use "language machine" to convert it automatically from wiki to pdflatex. http://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Programming:D/Quick_Reference_Card&action=edit
May 04 2006
parent Christof Boeckler <boeckler in.tum.de> writes:
Frank Benoit schrieb:
 Excellent idea. Doing it first in the D wikibook lets everybody make
 corrections. Later it is easy to convert it to any other format.
 This is the easiest way, everybody can contribute. And than we have good
 searchable online version.

I just wanted to see whether anyone had the idea to write such a thing in the past. That seems to be not the case. A wiki version makes it easy to contribute, that's true. But contributing people have no feeling about needs of typesetting: sometimes things have to be shortened or rewritten. Based on experience I would directly write it in LaTeX.
 Perhaps there is a way to use "language machine" to convert it
 automatically from wiki to pdflatex.
 
 http://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Programming:D/Quick_Reference_Card&action=edit

Well, easy for the community - but will it result in a good piece of paper? (Which makes it usefull and successfull.) Only with a good portion of handcraft. Automatic conversions seems impossible to me. Yesterday I wrote a *very early* sheet of things I read about D. I don't know D at all thus I just read through some docs and filtered out what seemed important. Have a look at this *stub* at http://jamesie.de/d/D-refcard.pdf Christof
May 05 2006