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About D

module helloworld;

import std.format;

string hello(const char[] s = "World") {
    return format("Hello, %s!", s);
}

D is a systems programming language with C-like syntax and static typing. It combines efficiency, control and modeling power with safety and programmer productivity. The language was developed originally by [Walter Bright] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Bright) and Andrei Alexandrescu since D version 2.

D is the culmination of decades of experience implementing compilers for many diverse languages and has a large number of unique features:

  • high level constructs for great modeling power
  • high performance, compiled language
  • static typing
  • evolution of C++ (without the mistakes)
  • direct interface to the operating system API's and hardware
  • blazingly fast compile-times
  • allow memory-safe programming (SafeD)
  • maintainable, easy to understand code.
  • short learning curve (C-like syntax, similar to Java and others)
  • compatible with C application binary interface
  • multi-paradigm (imperative, structured, object oriented, generic, functional programming purity, and even assembly)
  • built-in error prevention (contracts, unittests)

The D Language Foundation is the organization devoted to developing and advancing the D language.

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Exercism is fantastic in learning new languages but that is not the extent of it. If you are a "more experienced" programmer you may have encountered impostor syndrome: the idea you don't really know what you think you know. Exercism lets you solve problems and put them in the space of open feedback which is a tremendous learning opportunity to explore the depth of your own knowledge. Even if you have been programming in a language for awhile it is worth checking into Exercism to see where you stand with current implementation practices.

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Community-sourced D exercises

These are a few of the 18 exercises on the D track. You can see all the exercises here.

React
hard
delegates
generics
higher order functions
nested classes
reactive programming
Raindrops
easy
control flow if statements
language basics
Difference Of Squares
easy
algorithms
control flow foreach
functional
template metaprogramming
math
Circular Buffer
medium
class templates
data structures
RNA Transcription
easy
control flow foreach
error handling
string manipulation
Nucleotide Count
easy
associative arrays
classes
parsing

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