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reply kurt krueckeberg <kurtk pobox.com> writes:
Is the "D Programming Lanuage" book by Andrei not coming out until April of
2010?

thanks.
Nov 02 2009
parent reply "Denis Koroskin" <2korden gmail.com> writes:
On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 00:09:55 +0300, kurt krueckeberg <kurtk pobox.com>  
wrote:

 Is the "D Programming Lanuage" book by Andrei not coming out until April  
 of 2010?

 thanks.

IIRC, Andrei said he should submit final draft by November, 9 to the publisher. I don't think it'll take that much time for the book to hit shelves, but Amazon shows March, 2010 as a delivery date.
Nov 02 2009
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
Denis Koroskin wrote:
 On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 00:09:55 +0300, kurt krueckeberg <kurtk pobox.com> 
 wrote:
 
 Is the "D Programming Lanuage" book by Andrei not coming out until 
 April of 2010?

 thanks.

IIRC, Andrei said he should submit final draft by November, 9 to the publisher. I don't think it'll take that much time for the book to hit shelves, but Amazon shows March, 2010 as a delivery date.

Publishing overheads are north of three months, but I'm working with the publisher to reduce them to the extent possible. Andrei
Nov 02 2009
parent reply "Craig Black" <craigblack2 cox.net> writes:
 Publishing overheads are north of three months, but I'm working with the 
 publisher to reduce them to the extent possible.

 Andrei

What's the rush? Do you really think the compiler will be ready so soon? It would be silly to rush out a book about a language with an incomplete compiler. I don't say this to discourage you. I support your work, but it seems like it will take some time to implement all the new features properly. -Craig
Nov 02 2009
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
Craig Black wrote:
 Publishing overheads are north of three months, but I'm working with 
 the publisher to reduce them to the extent possible.

 Andrei

What's the rush? Do you really think the compiler will be ready so soon? It would be silly to rush out a book about a language with an incomplete compiler. I don't say this to discourage you. I support your work, but it seems like it will take some time to implement all the new features properly.

Thanks, Craig. There are very many reasons for the rush, among which the simplest one is that I have signed a contract, endorsed by Walter, to publish a book about the language. Andrei
Nov 02 2009
parent reply hasenj <hasan.aljudy gmail.com> writes:
Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Craig Black wrote:
 Publishing overheads are north of three months, but I'm working with 
 the publisher to reduce them to the extent possible.

 Andrei

What's the rush? Do you really think the compiler will be ready so soon? It would be silly to rush out a book about a language with an incomplete compiler. I don't say this to discourage you. I support your work, but it seems like it will take some time to implement all the new features properly.

Thanks, Craig. There are very many reasons for the rush, among which the simplest one is that I have signed a contract, endorsed by Walter, to publish a book about the language. Andrei

I think the rush he's referring to is the rush to "hit the shelves" sooner.
Nov 02 2009
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
hasenj wrote:
 Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Craig Black wrote:
 Publishing overheads are north of three months, but I'm working with 
 the publisher to reduce them to the extent possible.

 Andrei

What's the rush? Do you really think the compiler will be ready so soon? It would be silly to rush out a book about a language with an incomplete compiler. I don't say this to discourage you. I support your work, but it seems like it will take some time to implement all the new features properly.

Thanks, Craig. There are very many reasons for the rush, among which the simplest one is that I have signed a contract, endorsed by Walter, to publish a book about the language. Andrei

I think the rush he's referring to is the rush to "hit the shelves" sooner.

It is also the rush I am referring to. Andrei
Nov 02 2009