News Update: Swag, Platforms, Documentation Help and More

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Here are a few updates on things that have been going on both in front of and behind the scenes of the D Programming Language community. New D Swag We’ve got some new items in the DLang Swag Emporium: t-shirts, coffee mugs, and stickers sporting the Royal D logo. (If all Royal D items aren’t … Continue reading News Update: Swag, Platforms, Documentation Help and More

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DConf 2020: Submission Deadline, Early-Bird Registration, and Invited Keynote

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In early January, I announced that Symmetry Investments is bringing DConf back to London for our 2020 edition. At the same time, I said we’d start taking submissions from anyone who wanted to send them in. In the interim, we’ve fixed our deadlines and prepared to start accepting reservations. There was only one thing remaining … Continue reading DConf 2020: Submission Deadline, Early-Bird Registration, and Invited Keynote

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wc in D: 712 Characters Without a Single Branch

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After reading “Beating C With 80 Lines Of Haskell: Wc”, which I found on Hacker News, I thought D could do better. So I wrote a wc in D. The Program It consists of one file and has 34 lines and 712 characters. import std.stdio : writefln, File; import std.algorithm : map, fold, splitter; import … Continue reading wc in D: 712 Characters Without a Single Branch

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D For Data Science: Calling R from D

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D is a good language for data science. The advantages include a pleasant syntax, interoperability with C (in many cases as simple as adding an #include directive to import a C header file via the dpp tool), C-like speed, a large standard library, static typing, built-in unit tests and documentation generation, and a garbage collector … Continue reading D For Data Science: Calling R from D

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DIP Reviews: Discussion vs. Feedback

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For a while now, I’ve been including a link to the DIP Reviewer Guidelines in the initial forum post for every DIP review. My hope was that it would encourage reviewers to keep the thread on topic and also to provide more focused feedback. As it turns out, a link to reviewer guidelines is not … Continue reading DIP Reviews: Discussion vs. Feedback

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Recent D Compiler Releases

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The LDC team closed out the old year with release 1.19.0 of the LLVM-based D compiler, and the core D team opened the new year with version 2.090.0 of the reference D compiler, DMD. And if you haven’t yet heard, there was some big news about the GCC-based D compiler, GDC, a while back. Time … Continue reading Recent D Compiler Releases

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DMD 2.089.0 Released

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The latest release of DMD, the D reference compiler, is ready for download. It’s a relatively light release in terms of changes and features, with 11 major changes and 66 closed Bugzilla issues. Most of the changes cover narrow use cases. To highlight a few: proper non-D mangling in template mixins, a renamed default linker, … Continue reading DMD 2.089.0 Released

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My Vision of D’s Future

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When Andrei Alexandrescu stepped down as deputy leader of the D programming language, I was asked to take over the role going forward. It’s needless to say, but I’ll say it anyway, that those are some pretty big shoes to fill. I’m still settling into my new role in the community and figuring out how … Continue reading My Vision of D’s Future

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