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  • Introduction

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    88This reference manual seeks to document a library that has blossomed from a culture of developers of unique talent, diverse experience, creative inclination, eclectic method, and hard work ethic.  These people include a grand mix of visionaries, artists, students, engineers, entrepreneurs, academics, scientists, and auto didactics, who, while not so much professing to have found an ideal in software development, nevertheless continually push the limits to obtain a form that is consistent, practical, and pleasantly wieldy in the hands of the typical programmer. 
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    10 No library or language can claim to be an all-encompassing ideal in the muddy field of software engineering, and so Tango must remain modest in its proposal of its own general applicability in this area.  Meanwhile, though, the proof of its worth continues to grow as applications are constructed and developer's push the limits of its capabilities, a process that essentially "tests the metal" of the library.  The process has led to a much refined platform for programming and a fine vehicle for the promotion of the D language. 
     10No library or language can claim to be an all-encompassing ideal in the muddy fields of software engineering, and so Tango must remain modest in its proposal of its own general applicability in this area.  Meanwhile, though, the proof of its worth continues to grow as applications are constructed and developer's push the limits of its capabilities, a process that essentially "tests the metal" of the library.  The process has led to a much refined platform for programming and a fine vehicle for the promotion of the D language. 
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    1212As the reader progresses through this manual, the style or flavor of Tango might trigger memories of Java, C++, or even Lisp.  Naturally, this is merely a natural effect of the contributions made by the combined experiences of Tango's designers.  The library is a project that has grown out of a community that, while often sharing conflicting opinions on many matters, nevertheless has enjoyed a common spark of vision that continues to guide its success and popularity.