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reply Holger Sebert <holger.sebert ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
Hi!

I'm a D newbie and just downloaded the latest DTL version. I'm eager to 
use it, but unfortunately I don't know how ...

Where can I find examples?

Holger
Nov 22 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
Holger

I've been working hard earning money for the last couple of months.
This'll be coming to an end in the next two weeks, after which time I
plan a new, improved, with-examples & docs, release of DTL.

Until then, I'm afraid you're on your own. Sorry.

Cheers


-- 
Matthew Wilson

Author: "Imperfect C++", Addison-Wesley, 2004
    (http://www.imperfectcplusplus.com)
Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
    (http://www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns)
STLSoft moderator
    (http://www.stlsoft.org)

"If I'm curt with you it's because time is a factor. I think fast, I
talk fast, and I need you guys to act fast" -- Mr Wolf

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"Holger Sebert" <holger.sebert ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote in message
news:cnt7c1$4ft$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Hi!

 I'm a D newbie and just downloaded the latest DTL version. I'm eager

 use it, but unfortunately I don't know how ...

 Where can I find examples?

 Holger

Nov 24 2004
parent reply phill <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:19:05 +1100, Matthew wrote:

 Holger
 
 I've been working hard earning money for the last couple of months.
 This'll be coming to an end in the next two weeks, after which time I
 plan a new, improved, with-examples & docs, release of DTL.
 
 Until then, I'm afraid you're on your own. Sorry.
 
 Cheers

Is this work for money on your C++ book? I remember that you mentioned a few months ago that it would be out in September. But I looked and looked for it at Borders last week and could not find it. :o(( Is it released yet? Phill.
Nov 27 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
"phill" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
news:pan.2004.11.27.12.27.21.42792 pacific.net.au...
 On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:19:05 +1100, Matthew wrote:

 Holger

 I've been working hard earning money for the last couple of months.
 This'll be coming to an end in the next two weeks, after which time


 plan a new, improved, with-examples & docs, release of DTL.

 Until then, I'm afraid you're on your own. Sorry.

 Cheers

Is this work for money on your C++ book?

No, this is real world work - making some attempt to fill the hole in the mortgage that "grew" during the two years of writing the book where very little money was coming in. ;) I'm having heaps of fun writing middle-ware for a large corporate - a very heterogenous mix of technologies - although the time frames mean that I'm doing 80hrs a week, which is a lot less fun. But in a couple of weeks I'm taking some time off to sleep, hang out, read some books, start my next two books (one of which is about D; co-authoring with Walter himself!), catch up on my libraries, etc. etc. :-)
 I remember that you mentioned a few months ago
 that it would be out in September.
 But I looked and looked for it at Borders
 last week and could not find it. :o((
 Is it released yet?

It is. It's oscillating between #3 and #7 on the Amazon.com C++ books bestseller list for the last couple of weeks. :-) I've heard from a few friends in the US that they've seen in at Barnes and Noble - which I assume is one of the major book chains - but I don't know about other stores. I've not (yet) checked whether it's in shops down here in Aus. ... Doh! I just realised you're in Aus. What a thickie. Well, erm, as I said, I've not looked in person in any of the book shops down here. I assume it will be in the larger Angus & Robertson and Dymocks but, like I said, I've not yet gone and looked, perhaps because I fear being physically ejected for dancing round the shop and shouting "I wrote that! I wrote that!". ;)
 Phill.

Nov 27 2004
next sibling parent reply Ant <duitoolkit yahoo.ca> writes:
On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 07:37:11 +1100, Matthew wrote:

 
 "phill" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
 news:pan.2004.11.27.12.27.21.42792 pacific.net.au...
 On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:19:05 +1100, Matthew wrote:

 Holger

 I've been working hard earning money for the last couple of months.
 This'll be coming to an end in the next two weeks, after which time


 plan a new, improved, with-examples & docs, release of DTL.

 Until then, I'm afraid you're on your own. Sorry.

 Cheers

Is this work for money on your C++ book?

No, this is real world work

 It is. It's oscillating between #3 and #7 on the Amazon.com C++ books
 bestseller list for the last couple of weeks. :-)

In Canada we have Chapters: it's on 6th for "C++" :) http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/default.asp?Lang=en&Section=books&Ntt=%22C%2B%2B%22&Submit_Search.x=10&Submit_Search.y=7 Ant
Nov 27 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
"Ant" <duitoolkit yahoo.ca> wrote in message
news:pan.2004.11.28.01.38.55.922616 yahoo.ca...
 On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 07:37:11 +1100, Matthew wrote:

 "phill" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
 news:pan.2004.11.27.12.27.21.42792 pacific.net.au...
 On Thu, 25 Nov 2004 10:19:05 +1100, Matthew wrote:

 Holger

 I've been working hard earning money for the last couple of




 This'll be coming to an end in the next two weeks, after which




 I
 plan a new, improved, with-examples & docs, release of DTL.

 Until then, I'm afraid you're on your own. Sorry.

 Cheers

Is this work for money on your C++ book?

No, this is real world work

 It is. It's oscillating between #3 and #7 on the Amazon.com C++


 bestseller list for the last couple of weeks. :-)

In Canada we have Chapters: it's on 6th for "C++" :)

Cool!
Nov 28 2004
parent reply Ant <Ant_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <codgi9$l4l$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...
 In Canada we have Chapters:

 it's on 6th for "C++" :)

Cool!

It's great, now I can proudly say: "My worst enemy wrote that book!" :) Ant
Nov 29 2004
parent reply John Reimer <brk_6502 yahoo.com> writes:
Ant wrote:
 In article <codgi9$l4l$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...
 
In Canada we have Chapters:

it's on 6th for "C++" :)

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/default.asp?Lang=en&Section=books&Ntt=%22C%2B%2B%22&Submit_Search.x=10&Submit_Search.y=7 Cool!

It's great, now I can proudly say: "My worst enemy wrote that book!" :) Ant

Ha ha, strange sense of humor, Ant. Thank goodness for the smiley. :-)
Nov 29 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
Truly bizarre stuff!

As it happens, I've had Ant's various email accounts on my "Blocked
Senders" list for well over a year now, and have remained blissfully
unaware of whatever such nonsense as he's been propagating in that
period. He's obviously changed email recently, hence my seeing the "it's
on 6th ..." post. I also wondered if perhaps _he'd_ changed as well (as
his account), so I sent what I took to be a +ve/friendly response. His
response - which must've been on an already blacklisted account, as I've
only seen your response to it - indicates that I was wrong, so I guess I
should add the latest account to the Blocked Senders list and ensure I
immediately do so with any future account changes, rather than be sucked
into wasting my time in reading any more of his pointless and
malmotivated clap-trap.

Alas, it seems that the D newsgroups have not improved much in the few
months I've been too busy to read/contribute. Antialias, I feel your
pain. :-(

Fingers crossed for the future :-)

And now on to better things ...

Matthew

P.S. Ant, I assume a total lack of brain-power may not be the prime
cause of your problems, and further entertain the possibility that you
can figure out that you'll be wasting your breath by answering this post
because I won't ever see it unless you are able to manouvre someone else
into answering it. Still I could be wrong ... go ahead and waste away.

"John Reimer" <brk_6502 yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:cogu7m$2pio$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Ant wrote:
 In article <codgi9$l4l$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...

In Canada we have Chapters:

it's on 6th for "C++" :)



http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/default.asp?Lang=en&Section=books&Ntt=%2


Cool!

It's great, now I can proudly say: "My worst enemy wrote that book!" :) Ant

Ha ha, strange sense of humor, Ant. Thank goodness for the smiley.

Nov 30 2004
next sibling parent Ant <duitoolkit yahoo.ca> writes:
On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 15:03:19 +1100, Matthew wrote:

 Matthew
 
 P.S. Ant, I assume a total lack of brain-power may not be the prime
 cause of your problems, and further entertain the possibility that you
 can figure out that you'll be wasting your breath by answering this post
 because I won't ever see it unless you are able to manouvre someone else
 into answering it. Still I could be wrong ... go ahead and waste away.
 

interesting to know how people feels... well, can't do a thing about it... Ant
Nov 30 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent John Reimer <brk_6502 yahoo.com> writes:
Oops!  I had no idea! :-(

- John

On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 15:03:19 +1100, Matthew wrote:

 Truly bizarre stuff!
 
 As it happens, I've had Ant's various email accounts on my "Blocked
 Senders" list for well over a year now, and have remained blissfully
 unaware of whatever such nonsense as he's been propagating in that
 period. He's obviously changed email recently, hence my seeing the "it's
 on 6th ..." post. I also wondered if perhaps _he'd_ changed as well (as
 his account), so I sent what I took to be a +ve/friendly response. His
 response - which must've been on an already blacklisted account, as I've
 only seen your response to it - indicates that I was wrong, so I guess I
 should add the latest account to the Blocked Senders list and ensure I
 immediately do so with any future account changes, rather than be sucked
 into wasting my time in reading any more of his pointless and
 malmotivated clap-trap.
 
 Alas, it seems that the D newsgroups have not improved much in the few
 months I've been too busy to read/contribute. Antialias, I feel your
 pain. :-(
 
 Fingers crossed for the future :-)
 
 And now on to better things ...
 
 Matthew
 
 P.S. Ant, I assume a total lack of brain-power may not be the prime
 cause of your problems, and further entertain the possibility that you
 can figure out that you'll be wasting your breath by answering this post
 because I won't ever see it unless you are able to manouvre someone else
 into answering it. Still I could be wrong ... go ahead and waste away.
 
 "John Reimer" <brk_6502 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:cogu7m$2pio$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Ant wrote:
 In article <codgi9$l4l$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...

In Canada we have Chapters:

it's on 6th for "C++" :)



http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/default.asp?Lang=en&Section=books&Ntt=%2


Cool!

It's great, now I can proudly say: "My worst enemy wrote that book!" :) Ant

Ha ha, strange sense of humor, Ant. Thank goodness for the smiley.


Dec 01 2004
prev sibling parent reply Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
Hmm, I find both your and Ant's opinions very valuable (and I've never 
read anything I would call nonsense from neither of you), coming from 
completely different directions. Well, I hope noone ever blacklist me :)

Lars Ivar Igesund

PS I plan to buy your book as soon as I can afford it (490 NOK for a 
soft cover version?! Price found at www.gnist.no)

Matthew wrote:
 Truly bizarre stuff!
 
 As it happens, I've had Ant's various email accounts on my "Blocked
 Senders" list for well over a year now, and have remained blissfully
 unaware of whatever such nonsense as he's been propagating in that
 period. He's obviously changed email recently, hence my seeing the "it's
 on 6th ..." post. I also wondered if perhaps _he'd_ changed as well (as
 his account), so I sent what I took to be a +ve/friendly response. His
 response - which must've been on an already blacklisted account, as I've
 only seen your response to it - indicates that I was wrong, so I guess I
 should add the latest account to the Blocked Senders list and ensure I
 immediately do so with any future account changes, rather than be sucked
 into wasting my time in reading any more of his pointless and
 malmotivated clap-trap.
 
 Alas, it seems that the D newsgroups have not improved much in the few
 months I've been too busy to read/contribute. Antialias, I feel your
 pain. :-(
 
 Fingers crossed for the future :-)
 
 And now on to better things ...
 
 Matthew
 
 P.S. Ant, I assume a total lack of brain-power may not be the prime
 cause of your problems, and further entertain the possibility that you
 can figure out that you'll be wasting your breath by answering this post
 because I won't ever see it unless you are able to manouvre someone else
 into answering it. Still I could be wrong ... go ahead and waste away.
 
 "John Reimer" <brk_6502 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:cogu7m$2pio$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 
Ant wrote:

In article <codgi9$l4l$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...


In Canada we have Chapters:

it's on 6th for "C++" :)




2C%2B%2B%22&Submit_Search.x=10&Submit_Search.y=7
Cool!

It's great, now I can proudly say: "My worst enemy wrote that book!" :) Ant

Ha ha, strange sense of humor, Ant. Thank goodness for the smiley.

:-)

Dec 01 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <admin.hat stlsoft.dot.org> writes:
"Lars Ivar Igesund" <larsivar igesund.net> wrote in message
news:colgj1$q50$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Hmm, I find both your and Ant's opinions very valuable (and I've never read
anything I would call nonsense from 
 neither of you), coming from completely different directions. Well, I hope
noone ever blacklist me :)

As I recall - although it's been over a year, so they might be rose coloured glasses - he did make useful technical contributions, just that his table manners left too much to be desired. No-one else on the D ngs has even approached the level of rudeness (to me, at least) and so I've not had cause to do the same to anyone else. (Of course, I've not been active on the NGs for the last few months, so can't say for sure, other than to say I know I've not been acting as a lightning rod for such things during that time.)
 Lars Ivar Igesund

 PS I plan to buy your book as soon as I can afford it (490 NOK for a soft
cover version?! Price found at www.gnist.no)

Good to hear! I'll be happy to hear any criticisms, as I'm currently working through the first print for typos and minor corrections for the reprint. btw, I have no idea how the exchange rates work out, but it's available from amazon.com for US$30, which is a considerable reduction in its list price of US$45. That _might_ help. :-) Cheers Matthew
 Matthew wrote:
 Truly bizarre stuff!

 As it happens, I've had Ant's various email accounts on my "Blocked
 Senders" list for well over a year now, and have remained blissfully
 unaware of whatever such nonsense as he's been propagating in that
 period. He's obviously changed email recently, hence my seeing the "it's
 on 6th ..." post. I also wondered if perhaps _he'd_ changed as well (as
 his account), so I sent what I took to be a +ve/friendly response. His
 response - which must've been on an already blacklisted account, as I've
 only seen your response to it - indicates that I was wrong, so I guess I
 should add the latest account to the Blocked Senders list and ensure I
 immediately do so with any future account changes, rather than be sucked
 into wasting my time in reading any more of his pointless and
 malmotivated clap-trap.

 Alas, it seems that the D newsgroups have not improved much in the few
 months I've been too busy to read/contribute. Antialias, I feel your
 pain. :-(

 Fingers crossed for the future :-)

 And now on to better things ...

 Matthew

 P.S. Ant, I assume a total lack of brain-power may not be the prime
 cause of your problems, and further entertain the possibility that you
 can figure out that you'll be wasting your breath by answering this post
 because I won't ever see it unless you are able to manouvre someone else
 into answering it. Still I could be wrong ... go ahead and waste away.

 "John Reimer" <brk_6502 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:cogu7m$2pio$1 digitaldaemon.com...

Ant wrote:

In article <codgi9$l4l$2 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew says...


In Canada we have Chapters:

it's on 6th for "C++" :)




2C%2B%2B%22&Submit_Search.x=10&Submit_Search.y=7
Cool!

It's great, now I can proudly say: "My worst enemy wrote that book!" :) Ant

Ha ha, strange sense of humor, Ant. Thank goodness for the smiley.

:-)


Dec 01 2004
next sibling parent reply Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
Matthew wrote:

 btw, I have no idea how the exchange rates work out, but it's available from
amazon.com for US$30, which is a 
 considerable reduction in its list price of US$45. That _might_ help.

Heh, US $30 is the same as 190 NOK. A considerable save compared with 490 NOK! This I call strange. Norway is expensive, but this is ridiculous. I know it's good business bying stuff from the US these days as the dollar is weak, but I had no idea. Even the list price is cheap. Lars Ivar Igesund PS I'll put in an order shortly (next paycheck day). Hopefully the shipping charge won't be outrageously high.
Dec 02 2004
parent reply Phill Thorpe <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 21:08:37 +0100, Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:

 Matthew wrote:
 
 btw, I have no idea how the exchange rates work out, but it's available from
amazon.com for US$30, which is a 
 considerable reduction in its list price of US$45. That _might_ help.

Heh, US $30 is the same as 190 NOK. A considerable save compared with 490 NOK! This I call strange. Norway is expensive, but this is ridiculous. I know it's good business bying stuff from the US these days as the dollar is weak, but I had no idea. Even the list price is cheap. Lars Ivar Igesund PS I'll put in an order shortly (next paycheck day). Hopefully the shipping charge won't be outrageously high.

Woo hoo! I just received Imperfect C++ as an early christmas present from my wife. I couldnt believe that it only cost AU $59.95(with 20% discount). Looks like it is even cheaper in the US(that sucks), but it is still a bargain for over here. Phill.
Dec 11 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
"Phill Thorpe" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
news:pan.2004.12.12.03.37.03.541785 pacific.net.au...
 On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 21:08:37 +0100, Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:

 Matthew wrote:

 btw, I have no idea how the exchange rates work out, but it's



 considerable reduction in its list price of US$45. That _might_



 Heh, US $30 is the same as 190 NOK. A considerable save compared


 490 NOK! This I call strange. Norway is expensive, but this is
 ridiculous. I know it's good business bying stuff from the US these


 as the dollar is weak, but I had no idea. Even the list price is


 Lars Ivar Igesund

 PS I'll put in an order shortly (next paycheck day). Hopefully the
 shipping charge won't be outrageously high.

Woo hoo! I just received Imperfect C++ as an early christmas present from my wife.

Great! That must mean that I've sold at least 3 now.
 I couldnt believe that it only cost AU $59.95(with 20% discount).
 Looks like it is even cheaper in the US(that sucks), but
 it is still a bargain for over here.

Hope you still think so after you've waded through all 35 chapters! Matthew P.S. Feel free to send me comment / criticism / imperfections / abuse at http://imperfectcplusplus.com. :-)
Dec 12 2004
parent Phill Thorpe <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 08:40:02 +1100, Matthew wrote:

 
 "Phill Thorpe" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
 news:pan.2004.12.12.03.37.03.541785 pacific.net.au...
 On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 21:08:37 +0100, Lars Ivar Igesund wrote:

 Matthew wrote:

 btw, I have no idea how the exchange rates work out, but it's



 considerable reduction in its list price of US$45. That _might_



 Heh, US $30 is the same as 190 NOK. A considerable save compared


 490 NOK! This I call strange. Norway is expensive, but this is
 ridiculous. I know it's good business bying stuff from the US these


 as the dollar is weak, but I had no idea. Even the list price is


 Lars Ivar Igesund

 PS I'll put in an order shortly (next paycheck day). Hopefully the
 shipping charge won't be outrageously high.

Woo hoo! I just received Imperfect C++ as an early christmas present from my wife.

Great! That must mean that I've sold at least 3 now.
 I couldnt believe that it only cost AU $59.95(with 20% discount).
 Looks like it is even cheaper in the US(that sucks), but
 it is still a bargain for over here.

Hope you still think so after you've waded through all 35 chapters! Matthew P.S. Feel free to send me comment / criticism / imperfections / abuse at http://imperfectcplusplus.com. :-)

Not a problem! Phill.
Dec 12 2004
prev sibling parent reply John Reimer <brk_6502 yahoo.com> writes:
On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 18:31:44 +1100, Matthew wrote:
 
 Good to hear! I'll be happy to hear any criticisms, as I'm currently
 working through the first print for typos and minor corrections for
 the reprint.
 
 btw, I have no idea how the exchange rates work out, but it's available
 from amazon.com for US$30, which is a considerable reduction in its list
 price of US$45. That _might_ help.
 
 :-)
 
 Cheers
 
 Matthew

All the reviews on amazon enthusiastically recommend the book. There are some comments, though, that piqued my curiosity: "His sense of humor is not what I understand, but that does not stop the writing being telling me important things." and "The author has quite a unique writing style, which reflects his colorful personality - resulting in a rewarding and fun read." That can't be the Matthew, we all know! ;-) - John R.
Dec 02 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
"John Reimer" <brk_6502 yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:pan.2004.12.02.23.01.12.240712 yahoo.com...
 On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 18:31:44 +1100, Matthew wrote:
 Good to hear! I'll be happy to hear any criticisms, as I'm currently
 working through the first print for typos and minor corrections for
 the reprint.

 btw, I have no idea how the exchange rates work out, but it's


 from amazon.com for US$30, which is a considerable reduction in its


 price of US$45. That _might_ help.

 :-)

 Cheers

 Matthew

All the reviews on amazon enthusiastically recommend the book. There

 some comments, though, that piqued my curiosity:

 "His sense of humor is not what I understand, but that does not stop

 writing being telling me important things."

 and

 "The author has quite a unique writing style, which reflects his

 personality - resulting in a rewarding and fun read."

 That can't be the Matthew, we all know!  ;-)

 - John R.

;) And, hey!, if you consider that the _first_ book, and a supposedly "important" / "weighty" one at that, has more than the usual personality for a technical tome, can you imagine what Walter and I will come up with _together_? I'm really looking forward to getting down to the D book. He he he
Dec 02 2004
parent reply "Huang Yicheng" <zergbird msn.com> writes:
I wish I could see your "D book" as soon as possible:)
"Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote in message 
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 "John Reimer" <brk_6502 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:pan.2004.12.02.23.01.12.240712 yahoo.com...
 On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 18:31:44 +1100, Matthew wrote:
 Good to hear! I'll be happy to hear any criticisms, as I'm currently
 working through the first print for typos and minor corrections for
 the reprint.

 btw, I have no idea how the exchange rates work out, but it's


 from amazon.com for US$30, which is a considerable reduction in its


 price of US$45. That _might_ help.

 :-)

 Cheers

 Matthew

All the reviews on amazon enthusiastically recommend the book. There

 some comments, though, that piqued my curiosity:

 "His sense of humor is not what I understand, but that does not stop

 writing being telling me important things."

 and

 "The author has quite a unique writing style, which reflects his

 personality - resulting in a rewarding and fun read."

 That can't be the Matthew, we all know!  ;-)

 - John R.

;) And, hey!, if you consider that the _first_ book, and a supposedly "important" / "weighty" one at that, has more than the usual personality for a technical tome, can you imagine what Walter and I will come up with _together_? I'm really looking forward to getting down to the D book. He he he

Jan 18 2005
parent "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
Walter and I are about to start work on it in earnest very soon, 
probably as early as the start of next month. I hope to have it finished 
by early May, and then it'd be 2-3 months after that in production. So 
it's _possible_ that it'd be out in August, although it may be as late 
as the end of the year. These things take time, alas. ;)


"Huang Yicheng" <zergbird msn.com> wrote in message 
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I wish I could see your "D book" as soon as possible:)
 "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote in message 
 news:coot1c$2ssg$2 digitaldaemon.com...
 "John Reimer" <brk_6502 yahoo.com> wrote in message
 news:pan.2004.12.02.23.01.12.240712 yahoo.com...
 On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 18:31:44 +1100, Matthew wrote:
 Good to hear! I'll be happy to hear any criticisms, as I'm 
 currently
 working through the first print for typos and minor corrections 
 for
 the reprint.

 btw, I have no idea how the exchange rates work out, but it's


 from amazon.com for US$30, which is a considerable reduction in 
 its


 price of US$45. That _might_ help.

 :-)

 Cheers

 Matthew

All the reviews on amazon enthusiastically recommend the book. There

 some comments, though, that piqued my curiosity:

 "His sense of humor is not what I understand, but that does not stop

 writing being telling me important things."

 and

 "The author has quite a unique writing style, which reflects his

 personality - resulting in a rewarding and fun read."

 That can't be the Matthew, we all know!  ;-)

 - John R.

;) And, hey!, if you consider that the _first_ book, and a supposedly "important" / "weighty" one at that, has more than the usual personality for a technical tome, can you imagine what Walter and I will come up with _together_? I'm really looking forward to getting down to the D book. He he he


Jan 19 2005
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
 Is this work for money on your C++ book?

No, this is real world work - making some attempt to fill the hole in the mortgage that "grew" during the two years of writing the book where very little money was coming in. ;) I'm having heaps of fun writing middle-ware for a large corporate - a very heterogenous mix of technologies - although the time frames mean that I'm doing 80hrs a week, which is a lot less fun.

Now that is scary, but at least it is somthing that you love doing. But in a couple of
 weeks I'm taking some time off to sleep, hang out, read some books,
 start my next two books (one of which is about D; co-authoring with
 Walter himself!), catch up on my libraries, etc. etc. :-)

Yep, I am eagerly awaiting that D book! Id like to make a suggestion, but it may get a bit complicated, so I wont.
 I remember that you mentioned a few months ago
 that it would be out in September.
 But I looked and looked for it at Borders
 last week and could not find it. :o((
 Is it released yet?

It is. It's oscillating between #3 and #7 on the Amazon.com C++ books bestseller list for the last couple of weeks. :-) I've heard from a few friends in the US that they've seen in at Barnes and Noble - which I assume is one of the major book chains - but I don't know about other stores. I've not (yet) checked whether it's in shops down here in Aus. ... Doh! I just realised you're in Aus. What a thickie. Well, erm, as I said, I've not looked in person in any of the book shops down here. I assume it will be in the larger Angus & Robertson and Dymocks but, like I said, I've not yet gone and looked, perhaps because I fear being physically ejected for dancing round the shop and shouting "I wrote that! I wrote that!". ;)

Yes Im here in Melbourne, and I wouldnt blame you at all for dancing and shouting about it. I would be proud as well, maybe more than you. Id probably get a t-shirt printed, anouncing my brilliance. lol As I said, I looked in Borders which is probably the biggest here in Melbourne. They are real big in the US as well. Ill take a look in the other shops for it, or maybe ask in Borders for it. Or even better if its not there, I can ask them to order it. Phill.
Nov 27 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
"Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
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 Is this work for money on your C++ book?

No, this is real world work - making some attempt to fill the hole


 the mortgage that "grew" during the two years of writing the book


 very little money was coming in. ;)

 I'm having heaps of fun writing middle-ware for a large corporate -


 very heterogenous mix of technologies - although the time frames


 that I'm doing 80hrs a week, which is a lot less fun.

Now that is scary, but at least it is somthing that you love doing.

And it's short term. (And nearly over.)
 But in a couple of
 weeks I'm taking some time off to sleep, hang out, read some books,
 start my next two books (one of which is about D; co-authoring with
 Walter himself!), catch up on my libraries, etc. etc. :-)

Yep, I am eagerly awaiting that D book! Id like to make a suggestion, but it may get a bit complicated, so I wont.

Suggest away. At worst we can discount it, in which case no-one's lost anything.
 I remember that you mentioned a few months ago
 that it would be out in September.
 But I looked and looked for it at Borders
 last week and could not find it. :o((
 Is it released yet?

It is. It's oscillating between #3 and #7 on the Amazon.com C++


 bestseller list for the last couple of weeks. :-)

 I've heard from a few friends in the US that they've seen in at


 and Noble - which I assume is one of the major book chains - but I


 know about other stores. I've not (yet) checked whether it's in


 down here in Aus.

 ...

 Doh! I just realised you're in Aus. What a thickie. Well, erm, as I
 said, I've not looked in person in any of the book shops down here.


 assume it will be in the larger Angus & Robertson and Dymocks but,


 I said, I've not yet gone and looked, perhaps because I fear being
 physically ejected for dancing round the shop and shouting "I wrote
 that! I wrote that!". ;)

Yes Im here in Melbourne, and I wouldnt blame you at all for dancing and shouting about it. I would be proud as well, maybe more than you. Id probably get a t-shirt printed, anouncing my brilliance. lol

Sweet!
 As I said, I looked in Borders which is probably the
 biggest here in Melbourne. They are real big in
 the US as well.
 Ill take a look in the other shops for it, or maybe
 ask in Borders for it. Or even better if its not there, I can ask them

 order it.

I'm afraid I'm a shocking sloth, and always just order from Amazon (.com / .co.uk)
Nov 28 2004
parent reply "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
 Suggest away. At worst we can discount it, in which case no-one's lost
 anything.

a section in your book about DUI(which is great to use) and some examples of using it. But then again maybe you would be upsetting other GUI programmers.
 As I said, I looked in Borders which is probably the
 biggest here in Melbourne. They are real big in
 the US as well.
 Ill take a look in the other shops for it, or maybe
 ask in Borders for it. Or even better if its not there, I can ask them

 order it.

I'm afraid I'm a shocking sloth, and always just order from Amazon (.com / .co.uk)

Id rather be there in the shop, like a kid in a toy shop!
Nov 28 2004
parent reply "Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> writes:
"Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
news:codicn$nj1$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Suggest away. At worst we can discount it, in which case no-one's


 anything.

a section in your book about DUI(which is great to use) and some examples of using it. But then again maybe you would be upsetting other GUI programmers.

We're going to do our best to cover popular (at the time of writing) libs, but it'll be just in an Appendix, rather than focusing on one or another library in the contents proper. The book's more focused as a D language primer than as a library guide. Please feel free to send me any other ideas, though. Cheers Matthew
Nov 28 2004
parent "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> writes:
"Matthew" <admin stlsoft.dot.dot.dot.dot.org> wrote in message
news:codsgb$12rp$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 "Phill" <phill pacific.net.au> wrote in message
 news:codicn$nj1$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Suggest away. At worst we can discount it, in which case no-one's


 anything.

a section in your book about DUI(which is great to use) and some examples of using it. But then again maybe you would be upsetting other GUI programmers.

We're going to do our best to cover popular (at the time of writing) libs, but it'll be just in an Appendix, rather than focusing on one or another library in the contents proper. The book's more focused as a D language primer than as a library guide. Please feel free to send me any other ideas, though. Cheers Matthew

Thats right, I remember you mentioning that a few months ago. Sounds like a better idea! Phill.
Nov 30 2004
prev sibling parent "Nick Sabalausky" <z a.a> writes:
 I've heard from a few friends in the US that they've seen in at Barnes
 and Noble - which I assume is one of the major book chains - but I don't
 know about other stores. I've not (yet) checked whether it's in shops
 down here in Aus.

Yup, the two main book chains here in the US (Aside from Amazon.com) are "Borders" and "Barnes & Noble"
Feb 05 2005