## digitalmars.D - Short Frequent Answers

```I created a short frequent answers list:

It's basicly a list of common answers in a very short form, the
accelerated learning of D.

Can you think of any other short common answers that would be useful.

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```
May 11 2004
Norbert Nemec <Norbert.Nemec gmx.de> writes:
```J Anderson wrote:

I created a short frequent answers list:

It's basicly a list of common answers in a very short form, the
accelerated learning of D.

Can you think of any other short common answers that would be useful.

Good idea!

Anyhow:
"Arrays (strings) are a length followed by the elements."

This sounds more like Pascal-strings than like D-strings. If you want to
avoid going into details (which, of course, is reasonable at that point) it
should be enough to say

"Strings are not null-terminated, but hold explicit length information.
Therefore..."
```
May 12 2004
```Norbert Nemec wrote:

J Anderson wrote:

I created a short frequent answers list:

It's basicly a list of common answers in a very short form, the
accelerated learning of D.

Can you think of any other short common answers that would be useful.

Good idea!

Anyhow:
"Arrays (strings) are a length followed by the elements."

This sounds more like Pascal-strings than like D-strings. If you want to
avoid going into details (which, of course, is reasonable at that point) it
should be enough to say

"Strings are not null-terminated, but hold explicit length information.
Therefore..."

Thanks.

It's a wiki so you can make change like this yourself (well that's the
idea).

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```
May 12 2004
Ben Hinkle <bhinkle4 juno.com> writes:
```Norbert Nemec wrote:

J Anderson wrote:

I created a short frequent answers list:

It's basicly a list of common answers in a very short form, the
accelerated learning of D.

Can you think of any other short common answers that would be useful.

Good idea!

Anyhow:
"Arrays (strings) are a length followed by the elements."

This sounds more like Pascal-strings than like D-strings. If you want to
avoid going into details (which, of course, is reasonable at that point)
it should be enough to say

"Strings are not null-terminated, but hold explicit length information.
Therefore..."

Or it can say what the D spec says:
"Dynamic arrays contain a length and a garbage collected pointer to the
array data. "
```
May 12 2004