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reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
We could sure use an article like this for D:

http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/2008/06/16/FunctionalProgrammingInC30HowMapReduceFilterCanRockYourWorld.aspx

Anyone game?
Jun 17 2008
parent reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Walter Bright:
 We could sure use an article like this for D:
 http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/2008/06/16/FunctionalProgrammingInC30HowMapReduceFilterCanRockYourWorld.aspx
 Anyone game?

You know that I have spent many months to write a large group of mostly functional-style open source libs for D 1.x (quite more complete and smarter than the stuff in std.algorithm of 2.x, but possibly a bit slower), and on my blog I have discussed many times about this topic, showing usage examples too. So writing another smallish article about such usages seems possible. But that article looks mostly about LINQ, that's much better (mostly because it's more integrated and pervasive in the language and systems usable from it, like the DBMS) than anything I can create with D. So maybe a comparison will not show many advantages compared to that LINQ code... If someone else has some suggestions I'll willing to listen to them. Bye and thank you for the suggestion, bearophile
Jun 18 2008
next sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
bearophile wrote:
 Walter Bright:
 We could sure use an article like this for D: 
 http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/2008/06/16/FunctionalProgrammingInC30HowMapReduceFilterCanRockYourWorld.aspx
  Anyone game?

You know that I have spent many months to write a large group of mostly functional-style open source libs for D 1.x (quite more complete and smarter than the stuff in std.algorithm of 2.x, but possibly a bit slower), and on my blog I have discussed many times about this topic, showing usage examples too.

Writing about it in your blog is important, but writing articles will reach a much wider audience.
 So writing another
 smallish article about such usages seems possible. But that article
 looks mostly about LINQ, that's much better (mostly because it's more
 integrated and pervasive in the language and systems usable from it,
 like the DBMS) than anything I can create with D. So maybe a
 comparison will not show many advantages compared to that LINQ
 code...
 
 If someone else has some suggestions I'll willing to listen to them.
 
 Bye and thank you for the suggestion, bearophile

Jun 18 2008
parent reply Sean Kelly <sean invisibleduck.org> writes:
== Quote from Walter Bright (newshound1 digitalmars.com)'s article
 bearophile wrote:
 Walter Bright:
 We could sure use an article like this for D:



CanRockYourWorld.aspx
  Anyone game?

You know that I have spent many months to write a large group of mostly functional-style open source libs for D 1.x (quite more complete and smarter than the stuff in std.algorithm of 2.x, but possibly a bit slower), and on my blog I have discussed many times about this topic, showing usage examples too.

reach a much wider audience.

But the thing you linked is a blog. And the DDJ "articles" are blog entries too. Or am I missing something? Sean
Jun 18 2008
next sibling parent reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Sean Kelly:
 But the thing you linked is a blog.  And the DDJ "articles" are blog entries
 too.  Or am I missing something?

You can write articles on a blog too, but the problem is that it's a lot of time I don't write a "real" article on D, and that my blog has just 3 readers ;-) Bye, bearophile
Jun 18 2008
parent janderson <askme me.com> writes:
bearophile wrote:
 Sean Kelly:
 But the thing you linked is a blog.  And the DDJ "articles" are blog entries
 too.  Or am I missing something?

You can write articles on a blog too, but the problem is that it's a lot of time I don't write a "real" article on D, and that my blog has just 3 readers ;-) Bye, bearophile

Where is your blog?
Jun 18 2008
prev sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Sean Kelly wrote:
 But the thing you linked is a blog.  And the DDJ "articles" are blog entries
 too.  Or am I missing something?

I tend to regard a "blog" entry as something rather short and superficial, and an "article" as something that's longer and gives a more thorough treatment. Articles can also be placed where the readership is high, blog entries generally cannot be.
Jun 19 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent superdan <super dan.org> writes:
bearophile Wrote:

 Walter Bright:
 We could sure use an article like this for D:
 http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/2008/06/16/FunctionalProgrammingInC30HowMapReduceFilterCanRockYourWorld.aspx
 Anyone game?

You know that I have spent many months to write a large group of mostly functional-style open source libs for D 1.x (quite more complete and smarter than the stuff in std.algorithm of 2.x, but possibly a bit slower)

better said 8x slower and quite a bit dumber too. great deal.
Jun 18 2008
prev sibling parent Robert Fraser <fraserofthenight gmail.com> writes:
bearophile Wrote:

 Walter Bright:
 We could sure use an article like this for D:
 http://www.25hoursaday.com/weblog/2008/06/16/FunctionalProgrammingInC30HowMapReduceFilterCanRockYourWorld.aspx
 Anyone game?

You know that I have spent many months to write a large group of mostly functional-style open source libs for D 1.x (quite more complete and smarter than the stuff in std.algorithm of 2.x, but possibly a bit slower), and on my blog I have discussed many times about this topic, showing usage examples too. So writing another smallish article about such usages seems possible. But that article looks mostly about LINQ, that's much better (mostly because it's more integrated and pervasive in the language and systems usable from it, like the DBMS) than anything I can create with D. So maybe a comparison will not show many advantages compared to that LINQ code... If someone else has some suggestions I'll willing to listen to them. Bye and thank you for the suggestion, bearophile

LINQ should actually be possible in D without language integration. For example, with CTFE/templates this should be possible in D right now: struct Employee { string name; int id; } Employee[] employees; //... auto rows = mixin(query("SELECT name, id FROM employees WHERE id > 5")); foreach(row; rows) writefln("%d - %s", row.id, row.name);
Jun 19 2008