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digitalmars.D - Wikipedia's page on templates/generics

reply Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
I noticed that D isn't properly mentioned in:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_programming

I think that page is a good place to promote D's revised version of 
tmplates.

Can someone write up something?
I'm not really good with writing technical articles. I can probably 
create a section on D with a few lines and an external link, but that's 
about it.
Jul 16 2006
parent reply Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Hasan Aljudy wrote:
 I noticed that D isn't properly mentioned in:
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_programming
 
 I think that page is a good place to promote D's revised version of 
 tmplates.
 
 Can someone write up something?
 I'm not really good with writing technical articles. I can probably 
 create a section on D with a few lines and an external link, but that's 
 about it.

OK, please, someone with better knowledge fix D's section, or it might be deleted for not being neutral.
Jul 19 2006
parent reply Don Clugston <dac nospam.com.au> writes:
Hasan Aljudy wrote:
 
 
 Hasan Aljudy wrote:
 I noticed that D isn't properly mentioned in:
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_programming

 I think that page is a good place to promote D's revised version of 
 tmplates.

 Can someone write up something?
 I'm not really good with writing technical articles. I can probably 
 create a section on D with a few lines and an external link, but 
 that's about it.

OK, please, someone with better knowledge fix D's section, or it might be deleted for not being neutral.

It doesn't have much about generic programming. The section that is currently there belongs on the metaprogramming page, which currently doesn't mention D at all. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_metaprogramming
Jul 19 2006
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Don Clugston wrote:
 It doesn't have much about generic programming. The section that is 
 currently there belongs on the metaprogramming page, which currently 
 doesn't mention D at all.
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_metaprogramming

It doesn't mention D because some C++ people keep deleting it.
Jul 22 2006
parent reply Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 Don Clugston wrote:
 
 It doesn't have much about generic programming. The section that is 
 currently there belongs on the metaprogramming page, which currently 
 doesn't mention D at all.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_metaprogramming

It doesn't mention D because some C++ people keep deleting it.

They're ashamed of the comparison between C++'s and D's syntax <g>
Jul 23 2006
parent reply "Derek Parnell" <derek psych.ward> writes:
On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 20:25:26 +1000, Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com>  
wrote:

 Walter Bright wrote:
 Don Clugston wrote:

 It doesn't have much about generic programming. The section that is  
 currently there belongs on the metaprogramming page, which currently  
 doesn't mention D at all.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_metaprogramming


They're ashamed of the comparison between C++'s and D's syntax <g>

I assume its you Hasan, who has been inserting D examples into the wikipedia topic. If so, can I please ask that we stop doing that, so we can focus on the topic and not the methods that some langugaes have implemented templates. To just isolate two languages (C++ and D) in the wikipedia entry is divisive and does *not* help the D cause in any way. There are better forums to demonstrate the benefits of D's particular implementation of templates. -- Derek Parnell Melbourne, Australia
Jul 23 2006
parent reply Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Derek Parnell wrote:
 On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 20:25:26 +1000, Hasan Aljudy 
 <hasan.aljudy gmail.com>  wrote:
 
 Walter Bright wrote:

 Don Clugston wrote:

 It doesn't have much about generic programming. The section that is  
 currently there belongs on the metaprogramming page, which 
 currently  doesn't mention D at all.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_metaprogramming

It doesn't mention D because some C++ people keep deleting it.

They're ashamed of the comparison between C++'s and D's syntax <g>

I assume its you Hasan, who has been inserting D examples into the wikipedia topic. If so, can I please ask that we stop doing that, so we can focus on the topic and not the methods that some langugaes have implemented templates. To just isolate two languages (C++ and D) in the wikipedia entry is divisive and does *not* help the D cause in any way. There are better forums to demonstrate the benefits of D's particular implementation of templates.

No it wasn't me. I didn't touch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_metaprogramming until two hours ago. Even the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_programming article, I only touched it once (actually, multiple edits in one session), I know my writing was bad, which is why I made this thread.
Jul 23 2006
parent "Derek Parnell" <derek psych.ward> writes:
On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 21:39:31 +1000, Hasan Aljudy <hasan.aljudy gmail.com>  
wrote:


 No it wasn't me.

Sorry, it was just a guess. I have been trying to make the edit war quieten down. No offense intended. -- Derek Parnell Melbourne, Australia
Jul 23 2006