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reply resistor mac.com writes:
I just successfully bridged D -> Cocoa on Mac OS X.  It was slightly
complicated, but it works.  I wrote a 
D module that at the moment does nothing more than expose the NSApplicationMain
function to D, as 
well as a main module that called it.  I then compiled but did not link both
modules with GDC.  Then I 
used Apple's GCC to link .o files with the Apple Cocoa framework and the static
libraries from GDC.  
And now when I run it it launches successfully and opens a window!!  Yay!

Owen
Mar 31 2004
parent reply Ben Hinkle <bhinkle4 juno.com> writes:
Excellent! It would be great to get Mac support on the various
GUI toolkits floating around. :-)
Good luck
-Ben

On Thu, 1 Apr 2004 02:15:07 +0000 (UTC), resistor mac.com wrote:

I just successfully bridged D -> Cocoa on Mac OS X.  It was slightly
complicated, but it works.  I wrote a 
D module that at the moment does nothing more than expose the NSApplicationMain
function to D, as 
well as a main module that called it.  I then compiled but did not link both
modules with GDC.  Then I 
used Apple's GCC to link .o files with the Apple Cocoa framework and the static
libraries from GDC.  
And now when I run it it launches successfully and opens a window!!  Yay!

Owen

Mar 31 2004
parent resistor mac.com writes:
Well, it'll be a little more complicated than that.  The Mac UI toolkit is done
in ObjC, and bridging to 
that will require some work.  Luckily the ObjC runtime is done in pure C, so it
is at least theoretically 
doable.  Once the runtime is bridged (ie. I can create a D class that will act
as a smart pointer to an 
ObjC object), it won't be that difficult, but the runtime will definitely be the
hardest part.

But the fact that I can successfully link against and use the Cocoa libraries is
definitely a step in the 
right direction!

Owen

In article <6bvm60h6vqqenatlle40lagrchp4m6kcm1 4ax.com>, Ben Hinkle says...
Excellent! It would be great to get Mac support on the various
GUI toolkits floating around. :-)
Good luck
-Ben

On Thu, 1 Apr 2004 02:15:07 +0000 (UTC), resistor mac.com wrote:

I just successfully bridged D -> Cocoa on Mac OS X.  It was slightly
complicated, but it works.  I wrote a 
D module that at the moment does nothing more than expose the NSApplicationMain
function to D, as 
well as a main module that called it.  I then compiled but did not link both
modules with GDC.  Then I 
used Apple's GCC to link .o files with the Apple Cocoa framework and the static
libraries from GDC.  
And now when I run it it launches successfully and opens a window!!  Yay!

Owen


Mar 31 2004