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digitalmars.D - dlang website: remove that quick try editor

reply "John" <john.joyus gmail.com> writes:
dlang.org website has a quick try editor with D code example. 
Please remove that feature (at least the buttons to run it) as it 
takes ages to run the example and leaves an impression that D is 
very slow!!

This is only good if it can run quickly like the similar feature 
available on the  golang website.

If you love this feature and refuse to remove it, at least please 
move it to another page. You don't want to lose people within 
minutes of their first visit to D website with a total 
misunderstanding of the purpose and power of the D language.
Jun 08 2014
next sibling parent "ixid" <nuaccount gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 8 June 2014 at 19:09:20 UTC, John wrote:
 dlang.org website has a quick try editor with D code example. 
 Please remove that feature (at least the buttons to run it) as 
 it takes ages to run the example and leaves an impression that 
 D is very slow!!

 This is only good if it can run quickly like the similar 
 feature available on the  golang website.

 If you love this feature and refuse to remove it, at least 
 please move it to another page. You don't want to lose people 
 within minutes of their first visit to D website with a total 
 misunderstanding of the purpose and power of the D language.

I don't think it was always that slow. It does currently seem rather slow.
Jun 08 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Martin Nowak <code dawg.eu> writes:
On 06/08/2014 09:09 PM, John wrote:
 dlang.org website has a quick try editor with D code example. Please
 remove that feature (at least the buttons to run it) as it takes ages to
 run the example and leaves an impression that D is very slow!!

 This is only good if it can run quickly like the similar feature
 available on the  golang website.

 If you love this feature and refuse to remove it, at least please move
 it to another page. You don't want to lose people within minutes of
 their first visit to D website with a total misunderstanding of the
 purpose and power of the D language.

Yeah, it's really slow right now. Please contact the DPaste people and help to find out why. http://dpaste.dzfl.pl/home
Jun 08 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "John" <john.joyus gmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 8 June 2014 at 21:46:15 UTC, Martin Nowak wrote:
 Yeah, it's really slow right now.
 Please contact the DPaste people and help to find out why.
 http://dpaste.dzfl.pl/home

Thanks for the link. I wrote to them through the message option on their contact page: Hi guys, I understand you are responsible for the D quick try example editor on the dlang.org It is running very slow.. please either speed it up or remove that feature from dlang website. It is turning off new visitors from exploring D any further, leaving an impression that D language itself is very slow!! I have been randomly watching it for the past one year and I can say it is always been slow to very slow. No good if you compare it to the similar feature available on the golang website that runs pretty quick. Thanks, John
Jun 08 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Dejan Lekic <dejan.lekic gmail.com> writes:
John wrote:

 dlang.org website has a quick try editor with D code example.
 Please remove that feature (at least the buttons to run it) as it
 takes ages to run the example and leaves an impression that D is
 very slow!!
 
 This is only good if it can run quickly like the similar feature
 available on the  golang website.
 
 If you love this feature and refuse to remove it, at least please
 move it to another page. You don't want to lose people within
 minutes of their first visit to D website with a total
 misunderstanding of the purpose and power of the D language.

I hope you did not expect something on the web ba faster than a native application... :) -- http://dejan.lekic.org
Jun 09 2014
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 6/9/14, 4:24 PM, maarten van damme via Digitalmars-d wrote:
 Honestly, if you look at other programming languages with some online
 editor, it's about the same speed.

 It would help though (don't know if it's already there) to include
 timestamps, so people see that the actuall time-waster is not in
 compilation/execution.

Great idea. We also must serve stuff from dlang.org, not an external site, so we can control its speed improvement. nazriel? -- Andrei
Jun 09 2014
prev sibling parent maarten van damme via Digitalmars-d <digitalmars-d puremagic.com> writes:
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Honestly, if you look at other programming languages with some online
editor, it's about the same speed.

It would help though (don't know if it's already there) to include
timestamps, so people see that the actuall time-waster is not in
compilation/execution.


2014-06-09 23:21 GMT+02:00 Dejan Lekic via Digitalmars-d <
digitalmars-d puremagic.com>:

 John wrote:

 dlang.org website has a quick try editor with D code example.
 Please remove that feature (at least the buttons to run it) as it
 takes ages to run the example and leaves an impression that D is
 very slow!!

 This is only good if it can run quickly like the similar feature
 available on the  golang website.

 If you love this feature and refuse to remove it, at least please
 move it to another page. You don't want to lose people within
 minutes of their first visit to D website with a total
 misunderstanding of the purpose and power of the D language.

I hope you did not expect something on the web ba faster than a native application... :) -- http://dejan.lekic.org

--047d7bfd057ad263f204fb6f842c Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <div dir=3D"ltr">Honestly, if you look at other programming languages with = some online editor, it&#39;s about the same speed.<div><br></div><div>It wo= uld help though (don&#39;t know if it&#39;s already there) to include times= tamps, so people see that the actuall time-waster is not in compilation/exe= cution.</div> </div><div class=3D"gmail_extra"><br><br><div class=3D"gmail_quote">2014-06= -09 23:21 GMT+02:00 Dejan Lekic via Digitalmars-d <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a = href=3D"mailto:digitalmars-d puremagic.com" target=3D"_blank">digitalmars-d= puremagic.com</a>&gt;</span>:<br> <blockquote class=3D"gmail_quote" style=3D"margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1p= x #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div class=3D"HOEnZb"><div class=3D"h5">John= wrote:<br> <br> &gt; <a href=3D"http://dlang.org" target=3D"_blank">dlang.org</a> website h= as a quick try editor with D code example.<br> &gt; Please remove that feature (at least the buttons to run it) as it<br> &gt; takes ages to run the example and leaves an impression that D is<br> &gt; very slow!!<br> &gt;<br> &gt; This is only good if it can run quickly like the similar feature<br> &gt; available on the =C2=A0golang website.<br> &gt;<br> &gt; If you love this feature and refuse to remove it, at least please<br> &gt; move it to another page. You don&#39;t want to lose people within<br> &gt; minutes of their first visit to D website with a total<br> &gt; misunderstanding of the purpose and power of the D language.<br> <br> </div></div>I hope you did not expect something on the web ba faster than a= <br> native application... :)<br> <span class=3D"HOEnZb"><font color=3D"#888888"><br> --<br> <a href=3D"http://dejan.lekic.org" target=3D"_blank">http://dejan.lekic.org= </a><br> </font></span></blockquote></div><br></div> --047d7bfd057ad263f204fb6f842c--
Jun 09 2014