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reply Cameron Zemek <grom_3 optusnet.com.au> writes:
Is there any plans on opensource implementation of D? IMO an open source
implementation (GPL for the compiler and LGPL for the core libraries) would
really help the adaption of the language. And in future might even be more
popular then Java which means more libraries and tools.

Is there any plans on making the D language spec a standard (ISO or EMCA)?

Is there any plans on setting up a website dedicated to the language (like
www.d-lang.org)? A D community could be setup on sourceforge infrastructure.
Feb 18 2004
next sibling parent reply Brad Anderson <brad sankaty.dot.com> writes:
Cameron Zemek wrote:
 Is there any plans on opensource implementation of D? IMO an open source
 implementation (GPL for the compiler and LGPL for the core libraries) would
 really help the adaption of the language. And in future might even be more
 popular then Java which means more libraries and tools.
 
 Is there any plans on making the D language spec a standard (ISO or EMCA)?
 
 Is there any plans on setting up a website dedicated to the language (like
 www.d-lang.org)? A D community could be setup on sourceforge infrastructure.

Is the sourceforge infrastructure free? I don't know if it is: http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=755&group_id=1 BA
Feb 18 2004
parent Cameron Zemek <grom_3 optusnet.com.au> writes:
 Is the sourceforge infrastructure free?  I don't know if it is:
 
 http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=755&group_id=1
 

It is free to have sourceforge host an open source project. There are projects which don't include source code. However, in addition to use it for website hosting, can also use the CVS to host open source D projects. It also has forums, mailing lists, bug tracker, etc.
Feb 18 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent reply The Lone Haranguer <The_member pathlink.com> writes:
Well, as Walter has said, "Use the source" to determine just what the compiler
does, I assume that the code must therefore already be available.

However, I don't like that idea, it would give me the opportunity to alter the
code to remove a few of the features I don't like (e.g. make assignment within a
test as it is in C). That leads to dialects, which will hinder adoption.

On the other hand, creating a new C-based language would be easier.

In article <c11ikt$1ng1$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Cameron Zemek says...
Is there any plans on opensource implementation of D? IMO an open source
implementation (GPL for the compiler and LGPL for the core libraries) would
really help the adaption of the language. And in future might even be more
popular then Java which means more libraries and tools.

Is there any plans on making the D language spec a standard (ISO or EMCA)?

Is there any plans on setting up a website dedicated to the language (like
www.d-lang.org)? A D community could be setup on sourceforge infrastructure.

Feb 18 2004
next sibling parent Cameron Zemek <grom_3 optusnet.com.au> writes:
The Lone Haranguer wrote:

 Well, as Walter has said, "Use the source" to determine just what the
 compiler does, I assume that the code must therefore already be available.
 
 However, I don't like that idea, it would give me the opportunity to alter
 the code to remove a few of the features I don't like (e.g. make assignment
 within a test as it is in C). That leads to dialects, which will hinder
 adoption.
 
 On the other hand, creating a new C-based language would be easier.

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/eesc/bridge/alternateroute/open.htm
Feb 18 2004
prev sibling parent Cameron Zemek <grom_3 optusnet.com.au> writes:
The Lone Haranguer wrote:

 Well, as Walter has said, "Use the source" to determine just what the
 compiler does, I assume that the code must therefore already be available.
 
 However, I don't like that idea, it would give me the opportunity to alter
 the code to remove a few of the features I don't like (e.g. make assignment
 within a test as it is in C). That leads to dialects, which will hinder
 adoption.
 
 On the other hand, creating a new C-based language would be easier.

http://www.linuxmafia.com/faq/Licensing_and_Law/forking.html
Feb 18 2004
prev sibling parent J C Calvarese <jcc7 cox.net> writes:
Cameron Zemek wrote:
 Is there any plans on opensource implementation of D? IMO an open source
 implementation (GPL for the compiler and LGPL for the core libraries) would
 really help the adaption of the language. And in future might even be more

The front-end to the compiler is open source (dual license GPL and Artistic). You might want to check out the D.gnu newsgroup: * web interface, http://www.digitalmars.com/drn-bin/wwwnews?D.gnu * usenet interface, news://news.digitalmars.com/D.gnu Ben Hinkle has been working at hooking up the D front-end to the GNU C Compiler: D.gnu/425.
 popular then Java which means more libraries and tools.
 
 Is there any plans on making the D language spec a standard (ISO or EMCA)?
 
 Is there any plans on setting up a website dedicated to the language (like
 www.d-lang.org)? A D community could be setup on sourceforge infrastructure.

-- Justin http://jcc_7.tripod.com/d/
Feb 18 2004