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reply Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
I generally find Joel Spolsky's blog a very fine read, and today I almost
thought he was writing about D, check it out:

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/08/01.html

<shameless plug>
With some good help from Oskar, I rewrote the examples in D over at my
blog</shameless plug> and sent a mail to Joel. Having him mention D would
most certainly boost the awareness of D out there, although I suspect that
he won't do much more than possibly read my mail.

-- 
Lars Ivar Igesund
blog at http://larsivi.net
DSource & #D: larsivi
Aug 01 2006
next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:
 I generally find Joel Spolsky's blog a very fine read, and today I almost
 thought he was writing about D, check it out:
 
 http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/08/01.html
 
 <shameless plug>
 With some good help from Oskar, I rewrote the examples in D over at my
 blog</shameless plug> and sent a mail to Joel. Having him mention D would
 most certainly boost the awareness of D out there, although I suspect that
 he won't do much more than possibly read my mail.

I met Joel last March. He's a good guy, and very smart. He knows about D, but I don't know his opinion of it.
Aug 01 2006
parent Dave <Dave_member pathlink.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:
 I generally find Joel Spolsky's blog a very fine read, and today I almost
 thought he was writing about D, check it out:

 http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/08/01.html

 <shameless plug>
 With some good help from Oskar, I rewrote the examples in D over at my
 blog</shameless plug> and sent a mail to Joel. Having him mention D would
 most certainly boost the awareness of D out there, although I suspect 
 that
 he won't do much more than possibly read my mail.

I met Joel last March. He's a good guy, and very smart. He knows about D, but I don't know his opinion of it.

I read one of his books and sent him kudo's on it and to my surprise he returned the e-mail. IIRC, his book mentioned how he had to write a 'pascal string' C lib. for a project (to avoid strlen() inefficiencies) and I took the opportunity to mention D at that time. Didn't get anything back, but didn't really expect to either.
Aug 01 2006
prev sibling next sibling parent clayasaurus <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:
 I generally find Joel Spolsky's blog a very fine read, and today I almost
 thought he was writing about D, check it out:
 
 http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/08/01.html
 
 <shameless plug>
 With some good help from Oskar, I rewrote the examples in D over at my
 blog</shameless plug> and sent a mail to Joel. Having him mention D would
 most certainly boost the awareness of D out there, although I suspect that
 he won't do much more than possibly read my mail.
 

Maybe he doesn't want to criticize a moving target.
Aug 01 2006
prev sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:
 I generally find Joel Spolsky's blog a very fine read, and today I almost
 thought he was writing about D, check it out:
 
 http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2006/08/01.html
 
 <shameless plug>
 With some good help from Oskar, I rewrote the examples in D over at my
 blog</shameless plug> and sent a mail to Joel. Having him mention D would
 most certainly boost the awareness of D out there, although I suspect that
 he won't do much more than possibly read my mail.

Looks like Joel got dugg! http://www.digg.com/programming/Can_Your_Programming_Language_Do_This
Aug 02 2006