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Note: all D users agree that by downloading and using D, or reading the D specs, they will explicitly identify any claims to intellectual property rights with a copyright or patent notice in any posted or emailed feedback sent to Digital Mars.
- I think it means that if you send Walter an email with suggestions regarding D, you must notify him if those suggestions include a concept or technique that is patented or copyrighted... assuming you know that, of course. -- Sean
- Right. The idea is simply to keep D unencumbered by submarine patents and other belated claims of copyright ownership. I've been following the SCO v. Linux dispute, and don't want any of that nonsense infecting D. If you want to claim ownership of, say, a contribution to Phobos, clearly say so with that contribution. -- Walter
- I think, as a convenience, we should add to this note the time-stamp of when this message first appeared on this wiki, or some such measure. Additionally, we must store all IP-address logs. The words "...reading the D specs..." are very much valid. See http://publictimestamp.org.
- Wow, this message sounds waayy scarier than it actually is, then. I had no idea how to parse it; it sounded to me that by downloading or using D we were withdrawing some rights to Digital mars for some reason. I strongly recommend you re-word this please
The documentation would benefit from a search button that only includes the official spec pages. The current Search button at the top of the page is for the entire website, and invariably gets hits mostly from the archives. I would often find it helpful to have another button that was restricted just to the spec pages.
For example, I wanted to check on how OutBuffer works. I have to know to look within the phobos page. It doesn't help to Ctrl-F on the main page.
If I read your example on the page http://www.digitalmars.com/d/index.html then I get doubts about D, I think it is a showcase how powerful D is. But it is a bit overwhelming for the curious. just make it simpler like below (which in it self introduces a lot already). This example will be obvious and interest people to look for more about D,
As to the wc example the use of std.unicode would show it's commitment to UTF-8 and the ease it can be used obvious! (other then my first name René (U+00E9) would end up being the word Ren
Thanks for your effort in making D
René de Zwart
This example seems to be on the webpage now, but with one typo; writeln is used instead of writefln. gdc complained that writeln didn't exist.