[buug] [svlug] Brief Success Summary, Call4Speakers, Attendees, July5 Sat BerkeleyITP was:Re: Good try, and suggestions...
lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 22:45:30 PDT 2008
In the event that you are unable to find any better speakers, or would
like a few speakers on stand-by in the event that someone else bails...
I use the Digital Mars D Programming Language
(http://www.digitalmars.com/d) extensively in my projects. D is an
up-and-coming language which focuses on real-world usability instead of
bleeding-edge academic features or rock-solid speed or reliability. It
is created and maintained by Walter Bright of Digital Mars, and
currently works on both 32-bit Microsoft Windows and 32-bit GNU/Linux
(as well as BSD and other 32-bit UNIX platforms if I'm not mistaken).
It also has a GCC port called GDC which gives it the ability to work on
64-bit UNIX platforms, as well as experimental functionality on other
architectures as well (Ultra SPARC 64 has been reported, as well as
PPC). A quick overview of the features of Digital Mars D:
o Built-in garbage collection
o Dynamic arrays
o Easy array concatenation and "slicing"
o Associative arrays
o Contract programming
o Unit testing
o Compile-time function execution
o Inline assembler
o Link against C libraries and C++ Shared Objects/DLLs
o Extensive benchmarking tests have proven D to be approximately as fast
If you're interested in reading further about the D Programming
Language, then you can read more on the DocForge wiki:
If you would like me to fill some dead air with my funky little
language, or at least be on standby in the event that another speaker
bails, then let me know so I can start throwing together a slideshow and
some demonstration test cases as soon as possible - the longer I have
the better it will be, and the more flexible I can make it (able to cut
parts out to save time if there's a weird amount of dead time available,
etc.) The sooner you let me know if it's something you're possibly
interested in the greater time I will also have to discuss with other
members of the D Programming Community to build a better (and more
dynamic) presentation as well.
Just if you're interested (it might not be specifically what you're
looking for, which is okay - if you have more Linux-specific topics you
should do those /first/).
Registered Linux Addict #431495
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