digitalmars.D - quetzal
- D and C++/CLI <D_member pathlink.com> Jul 13 2004
Anyone took a look at C++/CLI (a language extensions that are being developed by Microsoft to support C++ integration into .NET platform)? Everyone knows that managed C++ was plain ugly, so they are coming up with a new solution. What is so interesting about it? The fact that they have to solve the same problems we have in D.. C style pointers co-existing with compacting GC, reference and value types, runtime templates (generics) co-existing with compile time templates (good-old C++ templates), too bad that they havent got rid of .h files madness, otherwise language will be close to D. Too close maybe.. Everyone interested can check out Herb Sutter's blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/hsutter/ , Brandon Bay's blog at http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/branbray/ and language specification at http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/9/c/99c65bcd-ac66-482e-8dc1-0e14cd1670cd/C++%20CLI%20Candidate%20Base%20Draft.pdf There are some features D should consider borrowing from them, for sure.
Jul 13 2004