DLR Book?

May 6, 2010 at 4:38 PM

I'm interested in discussing the possibilities around creating a comprehensive book or e-book about the DLR--what its features are, how to create languages for it, what languages and resources are available now, what the likely future looks like for the DLR, and so forth. What would the people here like to see in such a book? Are you interested in writing such a book?

May 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM
I'm certainly interested. The sample languages that ship with the code
are nice, but I'd like to see a walk-through of implementing them,
including, short, simple steps with obvious utility and thorough
documentation. It would be cool to have a git repo to follow along
with, too.

It looks like I'll be putting off implementing Perl 6 on the DLR for
another year, since I've got a different GSoC project for 2010. I would
be willing to review such a book next year while using it as a reference
for implementing Perl 6 ;)

Cheers,

C.J.

On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 08:39 -0700, arjonesiii wrote:
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> I'm interested in discussing the possibilities around creating a
> comprehensive book or e-book about the DLR--what its features are, how
> to create languages for it, what languages and resources are available
> now, what the likely future looks like for the DLR, and so forth. What
> would the people here like to see in such a book? Are you interested
> in writing such a book?
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May 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM
Edited May 6, 2010 at 7:19 PM

C.J.

 

Thanks for the reply. I’m still looking for someone to write the book. If I find someone I’ll definitely keep you in mind as a tech reviewer. I appreciate the ideas for content.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Russell Jones,

Senior Editor,

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Microsoft Press Division

 

 

From: cjac [mailto:notifications@codeplex.com]
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From: cjac

I'm certainly interested. The sample languages that ship with the code
are nice, but I'd like to see a walk-through of implementing them,
including, short, simple steps with obvious utility and thorough
documentation. It would be cool to have a git repo to follow along
with, too.

It looks like I'll be putting off implementing Perl 6 on the DLR for
another year, since I've got a different GSoC project for 2010. I would
be willing to review such a book next year while using it as a reference
for implementing Perl 6 ;)

Cheers,

C.J.

On Thu, 2010-05-06 at 08:39 -0700, arjonesiii wrote:
> From: arjonesiii
>
> I'm interested in discussing the possibilities around creating a
> comprehensive book or e-book about the DLR--what its features are, how
> to create languages for it, what languages and resources are available
> now, what the likely future looks like for the DLR, and so forth. What
> would the people here like to see in such a book? Are you interested
> in writing such a book?
>
>
> Read the full discussion online.
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May 6, 2010 at 7:11 PM

This sounds really interesting, I'm definitely interested in a book like this - even though it would do me little good currently already having learned it all the hard way, it would be a great way for new people to get into the DLR. Today when someone asks about it, you pretty much point them to the few .doc files on this site and the IPy/IR sources - which can be a bit brutal when you're just starting out.

May 6, 2010 at 7:18 PM
Edited May 6, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Fholm:

 

I think it could be interesting, and definitely helpful for newcomers. Any interest in writing it? An earlier responder said he’d be interested in doing the tech review.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Russell Jones,

Senior Editor,

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Microsoft Press Division

 

 

 

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From: fholm

This sounds really interesting, I'm definitely interested in a book like this - even though it would do me little good currently already having learned it all the hard way, it would be a great way for new people to get into the DLR. Today when someone asks about it, you pretty much point them to the few .doc files on this site and the IPy/IR sources - which can be a bit brutal when you're just starting out.

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May 6, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Even though I find it intriguing, I would never have the time and I think someone that helped building the DLR should write the book on it since they undoubtedly knows most of how it works.