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reply Francis <francis.rammeloo gmail.com> writes:
I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
Feb 26 2007
next sibling parent wei <wstring gmail.com> writes:
Francis Wrote:

 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
 

Great idea!!!
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent Gregor Richards <Richards codu.org> writes:
Francis wrote:
 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
 

That would have been a good idea a few years ago (well before either of us knew of D) But now, if the name changed, we'd just have a community of people saying "Yeah, D is great. Erm, Diamond. Whatever, I hate that name." - Gregor Richards
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent janderson <askme me.com> writes:
Francis wrote:
 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
 

I like the name D. It says it all with just one letter. The next generation of C++ programming. -Joel
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Andreas Kochenburger <akk nospam.org> writes:
Francis wrote:
 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
 

I am for DONNERWETTER !! It's more expressive than diamond
Feb 26 2007
parent Nicolai Waniek <no.spam thank.you> writes:
Andreas Kochenburger wrote:
 Francis wrote:
 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with
 a very uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to
 'Diamond' would make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know,
 rubies and perls, they are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)

I am for DONNERWETTER !! It's more expressive than diamond

Haha :-)
Feb 27 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent reply kenny <funisher gmail.com> writes:
Francis wrote:
 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
 

*sarcasm* rubies are gay -- so are perls. wait, all gemstones are gay. Let's just copy python and call it "DIAMONDBACK!" instead (which is a far more aggressive name, anyway) although, we'd be missing out on the marketing opportunity to reach programming gangstas lookin to sport a different kinda ice :)
Feb 26 2007
parent reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.org> writes:
kenny wrote:
 Francis wrote:
 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a
 very uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to
 'Diamond' would make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know,
 rubies and perls, they are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
 

*sarcasm* rubies are gay -- so are perls. wait, all gemstones are gay. Let's just copy python and call it "DIAMONDBACK!" instead (which is a far more aggressive name, anyway)

Python is named for "Monty," not reptiles ;)
 
 
 although, we'd be missing out on the marketing opportunity to reach
 programming gangstas lookin to sport a different kinda ice :)

Feb 26 2007
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:
 Python is named for "Monty," not reptiles ;)

In that spirit, perhaps D should be renamed "FullMonty" <g>.
Feb 26 2007
next sibling parent reply Pragma <ericanderton yahoo.removeme.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 Brad Anderson wrote:
 Python is named for "Monty," not reptiles ;)

In that spirit, perhaps D should be renamed "FullMonty" <g>.

Colonel: This thread has simply become far too silly. ... Colonel: Now let's have a good, clean discussion, involving proper names and ideas. Carry on. -- - EricAnderton at yahoo
Feb 26 2007
parent Daniel Keep <daniel.keep.lists gmail.com> writes:
Pragma wrote:
 Walter Bright wrote:
 Brad Anderson wrote:
 Python is named for "Monty," not reptiles ;)

In that spirit, perhaps D should be renamed "FullMonty" <g>.

Colonel: This thread has simply become far too silly. .... Colonel: Now let's have a good, clean discussion, involving proper names and ideas. Carry on.

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Feb 26 2007
prev sibling parent reply Kevin Bealer <kevinbealer gmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 Brad Anderson wrote:
 Python is named for "Monty," not reptiles ;)

In that spirit, perhaps D should be renamed "FullMonty" <g>.

It's also consistent with how D handles module level access, if you think about it. But my advice, is not to think about it. Kevin
Feb 26 2007
parent Derek Parnell <derek nomail.afraid.org> writes:
On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 22:26:19 -0500, Kevin Bealer wrote:

 In that spirit, perhaps D should be renamed "FullMonty" <g>.

It's also consistent with how D handles module level access, if you think about it. But my advice, is not to think about it.

Now *that* is funny ... (trying not to think of exposed privates) -- Derek (skype: derek.j.parnell) Melbourne, Australia "Justice for David Hicks!" 27/02/2007 2:26:15 PM
Feb 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Xinok <xnknet gmail.com> writes:
Honestly, I think that naming it 'Diamond' would give it less attention. 
Too many programming languages have 'pretty' or 'cool' names, and I find 
that I choose to ignore those. I think D is good, because it clearly 
says 'Successor to C', and that will easily grab peoples' attention.

Francis wrote:
 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
 

Feb 26 2007
parent reply Jesse Phillips <Jesse.K.Phillips+Digitalmars gmail.com> writes:
There is a good chance I found D by looking for C/C++ successors. But
since all I know was that at the time I had been looking for a language
that I might want to learn before starting on C++, it could be wrong.

On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 15:18:06 -0500, Xinok wrote:

 Honestly, I think that naming it 'Diamond' would give it less attention. 
 Too many programming languages have 'pretty' or 'cool' names, and I find 
 that I choose to ignore those. I think D is good, because it clearly 
 says 'Successor to C', and that will easily grab peoples' attention.
 
 Francis wrote:
 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)


Feb 26 2007
parent reply janderson <askme me.com> writes:
Jesse Phillips wrote:
 There is a good chance I found D by looking for C/C++ successors. But
 since all I know was that at the time I had been looking for a language
 that I might want to learn before starting on C++, it could be wrong.
 

You need to learn your ABC's before you can learn D. :) -Joel PS - I agree that joke really sucked!
Feb 26 2007
parent vanh <vanh dslextreme.com> writes:
janderson wrote:
 Jesse Phillips wrote:
 There is a good chance I found D by looking for C/C++ successors. But
 since all I know was that at the time I had been looking for a language
 that I might want to learn before starting on C++, it could be wrong.

You need to learn your ABC's before you can learn D. :) -Joel PS - I agree that joke really sucked!

Did I read somewhere that programmer is lame. ;) vtp
Feb 27 2007
prev sibling parent reply Henrik Harmsen <henrik harmsen.se> writes:
Francis Wrote:

 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
 

Anything searchable on google would work for me. Searching for "D" really doesn't work at all.. :-) -- Henrik
Feb 27 2007
parent reply Derek Parnell <derek nomail.afraid.org> writes:
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 02:30:14 -0500, Henrik Harmsen wrote:

 Francis Wrote:
 
 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)
 

Anything searchable on google would work for me. Searching for "D" really doesn't work at all.. :-) -- Henrik

Try "D programming language". That found relevant pages quickly. -- Derek (skype: derek.j.parnell) Melbourne, Australia "Justice for David Hicks!" 28/02/2007 6:36:24 PM
Feb 27 2007
parent reply Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Derek Parnell wrote:
 On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 02:30:14 -0500, Henrik Harmsen wrote:
 
 Francis Wrote:

 I don't know much about D, but it seems like a very cool language with a very
uncool name. I think that renaming the language from 'D' to 'Diamond' would
make it a lot more attractive to the public. You know, rubies and perls, they
are all nice, but diamonds are forever ;-)

-- Henrik

Try "D programming language". That found relevant pages quickly.

Just "D programming" works well too. And also code.google.com now has a d-mode restriction for source code searches. Help the cause by always including the phrase "D programming language" in your D-code and for goodness sakes don't put C++ mode lines like this -*-C++-*- kind of think I see some times (vi thing maybe?). --bb
Feb 27 2007
parent reply Manfred Nowak <svv1999 hotmail.com> writes:
Bill Baxter wrote

 code.google.com now has a d-mode

That's interesting: how do they filter D-code embedded in html? -manfred
Feb 27 2007
parent Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
Manfred Nowak wrote:
 Bill Baxter wrote
 
 code.google.com now has a d-mode

That's interesting: how do they filter D-code embedded in html?

I have no idea, but you could imagine a search algorithm that looks for a combination of keywords or patterns that are peculiar to a given language. For example if you see "foreach(* ; *)" it's a pretty good indicator you're looking at D code. Not many languages have "foreach" followed by a semicolon in the following parentheses. I could imagine you could even automate the process of finding such characteristic patterns by throwing a mass of known D code at some sort of learning algorithm. But I don't know what Google actually does. --bb
Feb 27 2007