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D - My opinion and my suggestions

reply "Guillaume Girard" <ggirard about.org> writes:
Hi,

I looked at your presentation and I like what I saw. I need to re-read it
carefully.
Garbage collection is cool, dropping old dirty stuff (pre-processor, etc.)
is cool and removing all these sources of side effects (operators
overwhelming, etc.) is cool.
I like the fact it's pragmatic. I like also the fact that there's no ten
manners to do one thing as in C++ but one good like in Java.

My suggestions :
1. I'd love to see a compiler :)
2. Exceptions in the core of the language are great. Please do the same
thing with threads !!!
3. You will need to have some APIs for D like graphical toolkits, XML and so
on, if you want D to be known and used. What are you planning on this side ?

Regards

Guillaume Girard
ggirard about.org
Aug 16 2001
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
Guillaume Girard wrote in message <9lgs59$2enh$1 digitaldaemon.com>...
My suggestions :
1. I'd love to see a compiler :)

So would I! I'm working on it. After all, I've been told I'm an idiot savant, that compilers are the only thing I *can* do!
2. Exceptions in the core of the language are great. Please do the same
thing with threads !!!

Got any ideas there?
3. You will need to have some APIs for D like graphical toolkits, XML and

on, if you want D to be known and used. What are you planning on this side

My hands are full with the compiler implementation. I'm hoping that someone else will want to do a class library.
Aug 18 2001
parent reply "Guillaume Girard" <ggirard about.org> writes:
 So would I! I'm working on it. After all, I've been told I'm an idiot
 savant, that compilers are the only thing I *can* do!

No you're not :)
2. Exceptions in the core of the language are great. Please do the same
thing with threads !!!


Well I love the way Java handles them...
3. You will need to have some APIs for D like graphical toolkits, XML and

on, if you want D to be known and used. What are you planning on this


 ?
 My hands are full with the compiler implementation. I'm hoping that

 else will want to do a class library.

I'd be happy to help in that area. But that's true, the first thing to have is a compiler !
Aug 20 2001
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
Guillaume Girard wrote in message <9lr8gd$nad$1 digitaldaemon.com>...
I'd be happy to help in that area.
But that's true, the first thing to have is a compiler !

I'm working on it. You guys will be the first to know.
Aug 21 2001
parent reply "Brent Schartung" <bschartung home.com> writes:
Be sure to have an escape route when the slashdot effect hits!   ( :


 Guillaume Girard wrote in message <9lr8gd$nad$1 digitaldaemon.com>...
I'd be happy to help in that area.
But that's true, the first thing to have is a compiler !

I'm working on it. You guys will be the first to know.

Aug 23 2001
parent Russell Bornschlegel <kaleja estarcion.com> writes:
I'm willing to mirror if the compiler package stays under a megabyte.

-RB

Brent Schartung wrote:
 
 Be sure to have an escape route when the slashdot effect hits!   ( :
 
 Guillaume Girard wrote in message <9lr8gd$nad$1 digitaldaemon.com>...
I'd be happy to help in that area.
But that's true, the first thing to have is a compiler !

I'm working on it. You guys will be the first to know.


Aug 24 2001