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reply Georg Wrede <georg.wrede iki.fi> writes:
The subject sounds like spam, I know. :-)

I was browsing http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Algorithms and noticed that 
the appendix contains example code in Ada.

Having them written in D would serve several goals:

  - More clear, since D code is very near the Pseudocode one sees 
everywhere. (And who needs Ada anyway.)

  - The more exposure D gets, the higher it scores on TIOBE.

  - The author can get his name under Contributors.

This is one of the few ways a non-guru can get fame, and make a 
significant contribution to spreading our excellent language!

What would other important web sites be?
Mar 01 2009
next sibling parent reply Lutger <lutger.blijdestijn gmail.com> writes:
Georg Wrede wrote:

 The subject sounds like spam, I know. :-)
 
 I was browsing http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Algorithms and noticed that 
 the appendix contains example code in Ada.
 
 Having them written in D would serve several goals:
 
   - More clear, since D code is very near the Pseudocode one sees 
 everywhere. (And who needs Ada anyway.)
 
   - The more exposure D gets, the higher it scores on TIOBE.
 
   - The author can get his name under Contributors.
 
 This is one of the few ways a non-guru can get fame, and make a 
 significant contribution to spreading our excellent language!
 
 What would other important web sites be?

I just found www.rosettacode.org, I don't know if it's important but it's pretty nice and already has ton's of examples in D. Here is the todo list for D: http://www.rosettacode.org/wiki/Tasks_not_implemented_in_D
Mar 01 2009
next sibling parent reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Lutger:
 I just found www.rosettacode.org, I don't know if it's important but it's 
 pretty nice and already has ton's of examples in D. Here is the todo list 
 for D:

I think most of those already present D examples are written by downs and me :-) Bye, bearophile
Mar 01 2009
parent Georg Wrede <georg.wrede iki.fi> writes:
bearophile wrote:
 Lutger:
 I just found www.rosettacode.org, I don't know if it's important but it's 
 pretty nice and already has ton's of examples in D. Here is the todo list 
 for D:

I think most of those already present D examples are written by downs and me :-)

Cool!! The page http://www.rosettacode.org/wiki/Tasks_not_implemented_in_D lists stuff that still needs to be done. Is there any idea in trying to deal the tasks somehow? Like the more difficult ones to more experienced D programmers? Or is that necessary at all?
Mar 01 2009
prev sibling parent Jason House <jason.james.house gmail.com> writes:
Lutger wrote:

 Georg Wrede wrote:
 What would other important web sites be?

I just found www.rosettacode.org, I don't know if it's important but it's pretty nice and already has ton's of examples in D. Here is the todo list for D: http://www.rosettacode.org/wiki/Tasks_not_implemented_in_D

I just did 3 of the missing items (ackermann, array init, pointers/references). I encourage others to pick a few to write as well. It's a really long list of missing items...
Mar 01 2009
prev sibling parent Ellery Newcomer <ellery-newcomer utulsa.edu> writes:
Georg Wrede wrote:
 The subject sounds like spam, I know. :-)
 
 I was browsing http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Algorithms and noticed that 
 the appendix contains example code in Ada.
 
 Having them written in D would serve several goals:
 
  - More clear, since D code is very near the Pseudocode one sees 
 everywhere. (And who needs Ada anyway.)
 
  - The more exposure D gets, the higher it scores on TIOBE.
 
  - The author can get his name under Contributors.
 
 This is one of the few ways a non-guru can get fame, and make a 
 significant contribution to spreading our excellent language!
 
 What would other important web sites be?

PLEAC might be a good target for showcasing D
Mar 01 2009