D News Roundup: SAoC 2021, DConf Online 2021, New Compiler Releases

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Version 2.097.0 of DMD, the D programming language reference compiler, was released on June 5th in the middle of new GDC and LDC release announcements, while preparations for two major D community events were underway: the Symmetry Autumn of Code 2021 and DConf Online 2021. We’ll cover it all in this post, with a focus … Continue reading D News Roundup: SAoC 2021, DConf Online 2021, New Compiler Releases

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Interfacing D with C: Strings Part One

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This post is part of an ongoing series on working with both D and C in the same project. The previous two posts looked into interfacing D and C arrays. Here, we focus on a special kind of array: strings. Readers are advised to read Arrays Part One and Arrays Part Two before continuing with … Continue reading Interfacing D with C: Strings Part One

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D 2.096.0 Released and Other News

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The latest version of DMD, the D reference compiler, is now available for download. The changelog notes 17 major changes and 81 resolved Bugzilla issues from 54 contributors. After we get into some notable items from the changelog, we’ll turn our attention to other items of note from the D community: a new release of … Continue reading D 2.096.0 Released and Other News

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DConf Online 2020: How to Participate

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As I write, we are a little over 24 hours away from the start of DConf Online 2020, our first online version of DConf. All of the talks for Day One are uploaded, the livestreams are scheduled, and #BeerConf is almost ready to launch. The details All of the prerecorded talks will be accessible on … Continue reading DConf Online 2020: How to Participate

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D 2.094.0, DConf Online Schedule, and SAOC 2020

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The end of September saw a new release of the reference D compiler, DMD 2.094.0, sporting the latest language features. That was followed not long after by a beta release of LDC, the LLVM-based D compiler, based on the same frontend version. The DMD 2.094.1 patch release entered into beta a few days before this … Continue reading D 2.094.0, DConf Online Schedule, and SAOC 2020

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Symmetry Investments and the D Language Foundation are Hiring

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The D Language Foundation is hiring! Thanks to generous funding from Symmetry Investments, we are looking to fill two (mostly) non-programming positions geared toward improving the D ecosystem. Symmetry is also offering a bounty for a specific improvement to DUB, the D build tool and package manager. And on top of all of that, they … Continue reading Symmetry Investments and the D Language Foundation are Hiring

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Symmetry Autumn of Code 2020 Projects and Participants

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The verdict is in! Five programmers will be participating in the 2020 edition of the Symmetry Autumn of Code. Over the next three weeks, they will be working with their mentors to take the goals they outlined in their applications and turn them into concrete tasks across four milestones. Then, on September 15th, the first … Continue reading Symmetry Autumn of Code 2020 Projects and Participants

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Deadlines and New Swag

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SAOC 2020 Application Deadline The deadline for Symmetry Autumn of Code (SAOC) 2020 applications is on August 16th. There’s work to be done and money to be paid (courtesy of Symmetry Investments). If you know of a project that can keep an eager programmer busy for at least 20 hours a week over the course … Continue reading Deadlines and New Swag

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