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reply "Bjarne Yesterday" <BYOB party.net> writes:
What problems has D solved? (Other than providing compiler writers with 
masturbatory material). Light bulb (!!!): D is a circle jerk! (Not that 
there's anything wrong with that). 
Mar 19 2010
next sibling parent =?UTF-8?B?QWxpIMOHZWhyZWxp?= <acehreli yahoo.com> writes:
Bjarne Yesterday wrote:
 What problems has D solved? (Other than providing compiler writers with 
 masturbatory material). Light bulb (!!!): D is a circle jerk! (Not that 
 there's anything wrong with that). 

Welcome back! :) You've learned the creator's name. That's a good start. Ali
Mar 19 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent BCS <none anon.com> writes:
Hello Bjarne,

 What problems has D solved? (Other than providing compiler writers
 with masturbatory material). Light bulb (!!!): D is a circle jerk!
 (Not that there's anything wrong with that).
 

If you have to ask.... OTOH It wouldn't surprise me if there are no problem that D is the first to solve but it is very likely that D is the first to solve them in combination. -- ... <IXOYE><
Mar 20 2010
prev sibling parent reply Norbert Nemec <Norbert Nemec-online.de> writes:
Sure: whatever problem you want to solve in D can be solved by any other 
turing-complete language just as well...

Still, there are many problems that can be solved in D far more 
elegantly than in other languages. And since programmers are humans, 
elegance is essential for correctness and managability of code.



Bjarne Yesterday wrote:
 What problems has D solved? (Other than providing compiler writers with 
 masturbatory material). Light bulb (!!!): D is a circle jerk! (Not that 
 there's anything wrong with that). 
 
 

Mar 20 2010
parent reply Blaise Pascal <sambauser amerinet.net> writes:
 Sure: whatever problem you want to solve in D can be solved by any other
 turing-complete language just as well...

Strawman.
 Still, there are many problems that can be solved in D far more
 elegantly than in other languages.

Theoretically, huh. Until they are [solved with/by D] though, there really is not product there, huh. And I hear this a book trying to capitalize on this "personal D R&D" thing. Have they considered LSD and offering Koolaid when it all comes crashing down?
 And since programmers are humans,
 elegance is essential for correctness and managability of code.

That was certainly a statement of wishful thinking, I suggest though, it was a statement of unknowing. "D" doesn't know what the problem is.
Mar 23 2010
next sibling parent reply Norbert Nemec <Norbert Nemec-online.de> writes:
Just out of curiosity: Which aspect of D do you find interesting enough 
to make it worth spending your own time to discuss on the D mailing 
list? From your message it seems that you find the whole concept of D 
pointless. Personally, if I find a project pointless, I typically 
choose to ignore it...




Blaise Pascal wrote:
 Sure: whatever problem you want to solve in D can be solved by any other
 turing-complete language just as well...

Strawman.
 Still, there are many problems that can be solved in D far more
 elegantly than in other languages.

Theoretically, huh. Until they are [solved with/by D] though, there really is not product there, huh. And I hear this a book trying to capitalize on this "personal D R&D" thing. Have they considered LSD and offering Koolaid when it all comes crashing down?
 And since programmers are humans,
 elegance is essential for correctness and managability of code.

That was certainly a statement of wishful thinking, I suggest though, it was a statement of unknowing. "D" doesn't know what the problem is.

Mar 24 2010
parent reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
Norbert Nemec wrote:
 Just out of curiosity: Which aspect of D do you find interesting enough 
 to make it worth spending your own time to discuss on the D mailing 
 list? From your message it seems that you find the whole concept of D 
 pointless. Personally, if I find a project pointless, I typically choose 
 to ignore it...
 
 
 

This is how he gets his jollies, posting disparaging comments about D and its maintainers under different aliases. He's been at it for a while. Don't bother trying to rationalize.
Mar 24 2010
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Mike Parker wrote:
 This is how he gets his jollies, posting disparaging comments about D 
 and its maintainers under different aliases. He's been at it for a 
 while. Don't bother trying to rationalize.

It's easy to change an alias, but it's really hard to change one's writing style in a way that is not easily recognized.
Mar 24 2010
parent BCS <none anon.com> writes:
Hello Walter,

 Mike Parker wrote:
 
 This is how he gets his jollies, posting disparaging comments about D
 and its maintainers under different aliases. He's been at it for a
 while. Don't bother trying to rationalize.
 

writing style in a way that is not easily recognized.

Maybe someone should write a style recognizer tool that will auto-rename his posts to something memorable. -- ... <IXOYE><
Mar 25 2010
prev sibling parent BCS <none anon.com> writes:
Hello Blaise,

 Sure: whatever problem you want to solve in D can be solved by any
 other turing-complete language just as well...
 

 Still, there are many problems that can be solved in D far more
 elegantly than in other languages.
 

really is not product there, huh. And I hear this a book trying to capitalize on this "personal D R&D" thing. Have they considered LSD and offering Koolaid when it all comes crashing down?
 And since programmers are humans,
 elegance is essential for correctness and managability of code.

it was a statement of unknowing. "D" doesn't know what the problem is.

All the assertion you just made (or at least the ones that made any sense at all) are equaly true of ALL programming languages. -- ... <IXOYE><
Mar 24 2010