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digitalmars.D.announce - I'll be in Seattle at Lang.NEXT

reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
Hello,


Somewhat unexpectedly even to me, I'll be in Seattle for the Lang.NEXT 
conference together with Walter. Both of us will give talks.

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012

Would be glad to redo a D Seattle meeting. Regardless, the conference is 
interesting and free so it's worth joining if time allows.


Thanks,

Andrei
Mar 15 2012
next sibling parent reply "David Nadlinger" <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 15:38:59 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Somewhat unexpectedly even to me, I'll be in Seattle for the 
 Lang.NEXT conference together with Walter. Both of us will give 
 talks.

 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012

Now if only all these tech conferences didn't happen to be held in the US and/or overseas flights from Europe were cheaper (same for the D conference :()… But as the sessions will be recorded and the speaker line-up sure promises a lot of interesting talks, my disappointment could be worse. :P David
Mar 15 2012
next sibling parent =?UTF-8?B?QWxleCBSw7hubmUgUGV0ZXJzZW4=?= <xtzgzorex gmail.com> writes:
On 15-03-2012 18:55, David Nadlinger wrote:
 On Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 15:38:59 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Somewhat unexpectedly even to me, I'll be in Seattle for the Lang.NEXT
 conference together with Walter. Both of us will give talks.

 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012

Now if only all these tech conferences didn't happen to be held in the US and/or overseas flights from Europe were cheaper (same for the D conference :()… But as the sessions will be recorded and the speaker line-up sure promises a lot of interesting talks, my disappointment could be worse. :P David

There's still the possibility of arranging a devroom at FOSDEM 2013... -- - Alex
Mar 15 2012
prev sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2012-03-15 22:00, James Miller wrote:
 On 16 March 2012 09:33, Brad Anderson<eco gnuk.net>  wrote:
 You and Bernard Helyer can get together and have a little D conference.
   Maybe call it D For Two.

 Regards,
 Brad Anderson

Probably not worth one of us doing a 9 hour drive, or catching a plane, just for that.

No, no, no. 4.5 hour is enough, meet half way :) -- /Jacob Carlborg
Mar 16 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Nicolas Silva <nical.silva gmail.com> writes:
A devroom at FOSDEM would be awesome!

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 7:05 PM, Alex R=F8nne Petersen
<xtzgzorex gmail.com> wrote:
 On 15-03-2012 18:55, David Nadlinger wrote:
 On Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 15:38:59 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Somewhat unexpectedly even to me, I'll be in Seattle for the Lang.NEXT
 conference together with Walter. Both of us will give talks.

 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012

Now if only all these tech conferences didn't happen to be held in the US and/or overseas flights from Europe were cheaper (same for the D conference :()=85 But as the sessions will be recorded and the speaker line-up sure promises a lot of interesting talks, my disappointment could be worse. :=


 David

There's still the possibility of arranging a devroom at FOSDEM 2013... -- - Alex

Mar 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent James Miller <james aatch.net> writes:
On 16 March 2012 06:55, David Nadlinger <see klickverbot.at> wrote:
 Now if only all these tech conferences didn't happen to be held in the US
 and/or overseas flights from Europe were cheaper (same for the D conferen=

 :()=E2=80=A6

I feel you, except I'm in New Zealand. We do get Webstock though, so thats nice, but I can't afford to go to such things. I think the cheapest conference I've seen here is Kiwicon, at like $50, but its a hacker convention, not necessarily what I want to go to. -- James Miller
Mar 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Brad Anderson <eco gnuk.net> writes:
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On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM, James Miller <james aatch.net> wrote:

 On 16 March 2012 06:55, David Nadlinger <see klickverbot.at> wrote:
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 and/or overseas flights from Europe were cheaper (same for the D

 :()=85

I feel you, except I'm in New Zealand. We do get Webstock though, so thats nice, but I can't afford to go to such things. I think the cheapest conference I've seen here is Kiwicon, at like $50, but its a hacker convention, not necessarily what I want to go to. -- James Miller

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Mar 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent James Miller <james aatch.net> writes:
On 16 March 2012 09:33, Brad Anderson <eco gnuk.net> wrote:
 You and Bernard Helyer can get together and have a little D conference.
 =C2=A0Maybe call it D For Two.

 Regards,
 Brad Anderson

Probably not worth one of us doing a 9 hour drive, or catching a plane, just for that. On a similar note, I wouldn't mind trying to find more D programmers near where I live. -- James Miller
Mar 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "F i L" <witte2008 gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 15 March 2012 at 21:00:59 UTC, James Miller wrote:
 On 16 March 2012 09:33, Brad Anderson <eco gnuk.net> wrote:
 You and Bernard Helyer can get together and have a little D 
 conference.
  Maybe call it D For Two.

 Regards,
 Brad Anderson

Probably not worth one of us doing a 9 hour drive, or catching a plane, just for that. On a similar note, I wouldn't mind trying to find more D programmers near where I live. -- James Miller

Could always start a D-singles.org site... ;p
Mar 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "bearophile" <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
David Nadlinger:

 Now if only all these tech conferences didn't happen to be held 
 in the US and/or overseas flights from Europe were cheaper 
 (same for the D conference :()…

Being present at conferences gives you some not evident advantages, like talking with people when there are no conferences, asking questions to expert people during the conferences, letting people know you and your ideas in little unscheduled lighting talks, in small scheduled 3-minute talks, or in normal sized talks, and so on. Good conferences give you new ideas, help you meet people interested in your ideas, help you meet your heroes or people that think of you as their hero, etc. On the other hand the amount of CO2 released in very long air travels for such purposes is not always environmentally justifiable, the ecological footprint of some conferences is ridiculous. And if you take a look at certain conferences (like the Google one) they ask for excessive amount of money and silly requirements. Bye, bearophile
Mar 15 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 3/15/12 10:39 AM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Hello,


 Somewhat unexpectedly even to me, I'll be in Seattle for the Lang.NEXT
 conference together with Walter. Both of us will give talks.

 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012

 Would be glad to redo a D Seattle meeting. Regardless, the conference is
 interesting and free so it's worth joining if time allows.

Slides are online: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012/Three-Unlikely-Successful-Features-of-D Talk will be up in due time, probably Monday. Philippe and Dmitry, you have a lot of work to do :o). Andrei
Apr 06 2012
next sibling parent Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
On 4/7/12, Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> wrote:
 I don't know if Walter opened another thread for his presentation, but
 his slides are online now too:

 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012/The-D-Programming-Language

Heheh, I've noticed Walter is using FIle.byLine to demonstrate RAII on page 24. I guess he didn't run into this yet: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=7022
Apr 07 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply bearophile <bearophileHUGS lycos.com> writes:
Andrei Alexandrescu:

 Slides are online:
 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012/Three-Unlikely-Successful-Features-of-D

Putting the slides online before the talk is a very good idea, thank you. Page 31: the title of this slide is "D array = pointer + length", but the image shows two pointers inside the array struct/fat pointer. Walter has said several times his desire to replace the pointer + length with two pointers. Are those desires going to produce a change? And even if this is a bit OT: why aren't D array fat references composed by 3 fields: pointer + length + capacity? I think Go slices are like this. Page 34, "Convenient": I don't know how well DMD will optimize this code, but it's one of the simplest to read array-twiddling palindrome functions I've seen. But probably I write: !a.empty Instead of: a.length Page 36, "Palindrome generalized": unfortunately D doesn't map syntaxes like a[1..$-1] to range functions :-) Page 51: An horizontal line needs to be at 1.0 too. But I prefer a graph that shows run-time seconds. Very nice slides pack. Bye, bearophile
Apr 08 2012
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 4/8/12 11:31 AM, bearophile wrote:
 Andrei Alexandrescu:

 Slides are online:
 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012/Three-Unlikely-Successful-Features-of-D


you. Page 31: the title of this slide is "D array = pointer + length", but the image shows two pointers inside the array struct/fat pointer.

I mention during the talk that the concept is the same regardless of that representation detail. Andrei
Apr 08 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
On Saturday, 7 April 2012 at 06:33:03 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Slides are online:

 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012/Three-Unlikely-Successful-Features-of-D

In C# you rethrow using throw; statement: throw e; loses stack trace.
Apr 11 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
On Saturday, 7 April 2012 at 06:33:03 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 Slides are online:

 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012/Three-Unlikely-Successful-Features-of-D

rollback1 seems to be missing on slide 15. You probably need 3 of them there.
Apr 11 2012
prev sibling parent "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
And you probably need to check if error==nil instead of 
error!=nil... Sorry, if I say nonsense, I don't know Go.
Apr 11 2012
prev sibling parent Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
On 4/7/12, Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> wrote:
 Slides are online:

 http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012/Three-Unlikely-Successful-Features-of-D

I don't know if Walter opened another thread for his presentation, but his slides are online now too: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Lang-NEXT/Lang-NEXT-2012/The-D-Programming-Language
Apr 07 2012