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reply "cal" <callumenator gmail.com> writes:
Just wanted to point out that for a while now when you type dlang 
into google, the summary that google puts up starts with the 
latin from the input to the sample code on the main page:

Standard input. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur 
adipiscing elit. Mauris tristique rutrum sem, nec convallis enim 
bibendum ut. Donec ac dolor tortor, ...

Whereas it used to have a sensible summary like 'Modelling power, 
native efficiency', etc. Bing doesn't do this.

Not end of the world stuff, but it looks a little hacky, maybe 
instead of the latin, you could use an english summary of D, I 
dunno.
Aug 01 2012
next sibling parent reply Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg gmx.com> writes:
On Thursday, August 02, 2012 05:34:37 cal wrote:
 Just wanted to point out that for a while now when you type dlang
 into google, the summary that google puts up starts with the
 latin from the input to the sample code on the main page:
=20
 Standard input. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur
 adipiscing elit. Mauris tristique rutrum sem, nec convallis enim
 bibendum ut. Donec ac dolor tortor, ...
=20
 Whereas it used to have a sensible summary like 'Modelling power,
 native efficiency', etc. Bing doesn't do this.
=20
 Not end of the world stuff, but it looks a little hacky, maybe
 instead of the latin, you could use an english summary of D, I
 dunno.

It looks like that text is what's used as the default arguments for the= =20 program at the top of the front page, but as far as I can tell, there's= no way=20 to actually see that text without looking at the page's source, so the = fact=20 that Google is showing it is rather funny. I do kind of wonder why Goog= le=20 grabbed that instead of the "The D pro=C2=ADgram=C2=ADming lan=C2=ADgua= ge. Mod=C2=ADern con=C2=ADve=C2=AD nience. Mod=C2=ADel=C2=ADing power. Na=C2=ADtive ef=C2=ADfi=C2=ADciency= ." at the top of the page though.=20 Maybe it doesn't grab headers? In either case, it does make the google = search=20 a bit weird. - Jonathan M Davis
Aug 01 2012
parent FeepingCreature <default_357-line yahoo.de> writes:
On 08/02/12 05:41, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
 On Thursday, August 02, 2012 05:34:37 cal wrote:
 Just wanted to point out that for a while now when you type dlang
 into google, the summary that google puts up starts with the
 latin from the input to the sample code on the main page:

 Standard input. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur
 adipiscing elit. Mauris tristique rutrum sem, nec convallis enim
 bibendum ut. Donec ac dolor tortor, ...

 Whereas it used to have a sensible summary like 'Modelling power,
 native efficiency', etc. Bing doesn't do this.

 Not end of the world stuff, but it looks a little hacky, maybe
 instead of the latin, you could use an english summary of D, I
 dunno.

It looks like that text is what's used as the default arguments for the program at the top of the front page, but as far as I can tell, there's no way to actually see that text without looking at the page's source, so the fact that Google is showing it is rather funny. I do kind of wonder why Google grabbed that instead of the "The D pro­gram­ming lan­guage. Mod­ern con­ve­ nience. Mod­el­ing power. Na­tive ef­fi­ciency." at the top of the page though. Maybe it doesn't grab headers? In either case, it does make the google search a bit weird. - Jonathan M Davis

Why not just preface the standard input text with the D line?
Aug 02 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "nazriel" <spam dzfl.pl> writes:
On Thursday, 2 August 2012 at 03:34:39 UTC, cal wrote:
 Just wanted to point out that for a while now when you type 
 dlang into google, the summary that google puts up starts with 
 the latin from the input to the sample code on the main page:

 Standard input. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur 
 adipiscing elit. Mauris tristique rutrum sem, nec convallis 
 enim bibendum ut. Donec ac dolor tortor, ...

 Whereas it used to have a sensible summary like 'Modelling 
 power, native efficiency', etc. Bing doesn't do this.

 Not end of the world stuff, but it looks a little hacky, maybe 
 instead of the latin, you could use an english summary of D, I 
 dunno.

Wow that's weird! As Jonathan said it's text for default standard input in program example. It should grab text located in <hx> tags. Will try to fix it :)
Aug 02 2012
parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 8/2/12 4:25 PM, nazriel wrote:
 On Thursday, 2 August 2012 at 03:34:39 UTC, cal wrote:
 Just wanted to point out that for a while now when you type dlang into
 google, the summary that google puts up starts with the latin from the
 input to the sample code on the main page:

 Standard input. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing
 elit. Mauris tristique rutrum sem, nec convallis enim bibendum ut.
 Donec ac dolor tortor, ...

 Whereas it used to have a sensible summary like 'Modelling power,
 native efficiency', etc. Bing doesn't do this.

 Not end of the world stuff, but it looks a little hacky, maybe instead
 of the latin, you could use an english summary of D, I dunno.

Wow that's weird! As Jonathan said it's text for default standard input in program example. It should grab text located in <hx> tags. Will try to fix it :)

Simple solution: paste the Website content instead of Lorem Ipsum. Andrei
Aug 02 2012
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 8/2/2012 3:03 PM, nazriel wrote:
 Yea, that + some minor tweaks should fix that.

 I will make pull request tomorrow (today, later).

Thanks!
 Sorry for introducing that bug, it's my fault.

We're not interested in blame or apologies, only fixes!! :-)
Aug 02 2012
prev sibling parent "nazriel" <spam dzfl.pl> writes:
On Thursday, 2 August 2012 at 20:29:19 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:

 Simple solution: paste the Website content instead of Lorem 
 Ipsum.

 Andrei

Yea, that + some minor tweaks should fix that. I will make pull request tomorrow (today, later). Sorry for introducing that bug, it's my fault. Best Regards, Damian Ziemba
Aug 02 2012