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reply "Henning Pohl" <henning still-hidden.de> writes:
Most closed source C and C++ libraries provide headers and 
binaries. It seems to me that there is no way to do this in D, 
because the source files always have to be available to import 
their modules.

I'm not going to write something proprietary or closed source, 
but i wonder if others can do so.
Jul 15 2012
parent reply Gor Gyolchanyan <gor.f.gyolchanyan gmail.com> writes:
On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Henning Pohl <henning still-hidden.de>wrote:

 Most closed source C and C++ libraries provide headers and binaries. It
 seems to me that there is no way to do this in D, because the source files
 always have to be available to import their modules.

 I'm not going to write something proprietary or closed source, but i
 wonder if others can do so.

It's quite possible. All you have to do is make a module, which doesn't contain any function bodies. The imported modules aren't compiled with the code. Most of the time it's easier to have a single module to have both the code to compile and symbols to import. In other cases they can be separated. -- Bye, Gor Gyolchanyan.
Jul 15 2012
parent reply "Henning Pohl" <henning still-hidden.de> writes:
On Sunday, 15 July 2012 at 12:21:23 UTC, Gor Gyolchanyan wrote:
 On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Henning Pohl 
 <henning still-hidden.de>wrote:

 Most closed source C and C++ libraries provide headers and 
 binaries. It
 seems to me that there is no way to do this in D, because the 
 source files
 always have to be available to import their modules.

 I'm not going to write something proprietary or closed source, 
 but i
 wonder if others can do so.

It's quite possible. All you have to do is make a module, which doesn't contain any function bodies. The imported modules aren't compiled with the code. Most of the time it's easier to have a single module to have both the code to compile and symbols to import. In other cases they can be separated.

Okay, so it works just like in C: // The "header" file module lib; void printHelloWorld(); // The "source" file module lib import std.stdio; void printHelloWorld() { writeln("Hello world!"); }
Jul 15 2012
parent reply Gor Gyolchanyan <gor.f.gyolchanyan gmail.com> writes:
On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Henning Pohl <henning still-hidden.de>wrote:

 On Sunday, 15 July 2012 at 12:21:23 UTC, Gor Gyolchanyan wrote:

 On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Henning Pohl <henning still-hidden.de>**
 wrote:

  Most closed source C and C++ libraries provide headers and binaries. It
 seems to me that there is no way to do this in D, because the source
 files
 always have to be available to import their modules.

 I'm not going to write something proprietary or closed source, but i
 wonder if others can do so.

It's quite possible. All you have to do is make a module, which doesn't contain any function bodies. The imported modules aren't compiled with the code. Most of the time it's easier to have a single module to have both the code to compile and symbols to import. In other cases they can be separated.

Okay, so it works just like in C: // The "header" file module lib; void printHelloWorld(); // The "source" file module lib import std.stdio; void printHelloWorld() { writeln("Hello world!"); }

Exactly. Not defining a function body is perfectly fine for precisely these reasons. And, just like in C, forgetting to link with the missing body will result in a linker error. -- Bye, Gor Gyolchanyan.
Jul 15 2012
parent reply Benjamin Thaut <code benjamin-thaut.de> writes:
Am 15.07.2012 15:06, schrieb Gor Gyolchanyan:
 On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Henning Pohl <henning still-hidden.de
 <mailto:henning still-hidden.de>> wrote:

     On Sunday, 15 July 2012 at 12:21:23 UTC, Gor Gyolchanyan wrote:

         On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Henning Pohl
         <henning still-hidden.de <mailto:henning still-hidden.de>>__wrote:

             Most closed source C and C++ libraries provide headers and
             binaries. It
             seems to me that there is no way to do this in D, because
             the source files
             always have to be available to import their modules.

             I'm not going to write something proprietary or closed
             source, but i
             wonder if others can do so.


         It's quite possible. All you have to do is make a module, which
         doesn't
         contain any function bodies. The imported modules aren't
         compiled with the
         code. Most of the time it's easier to have a single module to
         have both the
         code to compile and symbols to import. In other cases they can
         be separated.


     Okay, so it works just like in C:

     // The "header" file
     module lib;

     void printHelloWorld();


     // The "source" file
     module lib
     import std.stdio;

     void printHelloWorld() {
           writeln("Hello world!");
     }


 Exactly. Not defining a function body is perfectly fine for precisely
 these reasons. And, just like in C, forgetting to link with the missing
 body will result in a linker error.

 --
 Bye,
 Gor Gyolchanyan.

The compiler can even generate those files for using the -H option. It will generate .di files. Although any formatting will get lost during that process. Kind Regards Benjamin Thaut
Jul 15 2012
parent "Henning Pohl" <henning still-hidden.de> writes:
On Sunday, 15 July 2012 at 13:26:19 UTC, Benjamin Thaut wrote:
 Am 15.07.2012 15:06, schrieb Gor Gyolchanyan:
 On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Henning Pohl 
 <henning still-hidden.de
 <mailto:henning still-hidden.de>> wrote:

    On Sunday, 15 July 2012 at 12:21:23 UTC, Gor Gyolchanyan 
 wrote:

        On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Henning Pohl
        <henning still-hidden.de 
 <mailto:henning still-hidden.de>>__wrote:

            Most closed source C and C++ libraries provide 
 headers and
            binaries. It
            seems to me that there is no way to do this in D, 
 because
            the source files
            always have to be available to import their modules.

            I'm not going to write something proprietary or 
 closed
            source, but i
            wonder if others can do so.


        It's quite possible. All you have to do is make a 
 module, which
        doesn't
        contain any function bodies. The imported modules aren't
        compiled with the
        code. Most of the time it's easier to have a single 
 module to
        have both the
        code to compile and symbols to import. In other cases 
 they can
        be separated.


    Okay, so it works just like in C:

    // The "header" file
    module lib;

    void printHelloWorld();


    // The "source" file
    module lib
    import std.stdio;

    void printHelloWorld() {
          writeln("Hello world!");
    }


 Exactly. Not defining a function body is perfectly fine for 
 precisely
 these reasons. And, just like in C, forgetting to link with 
 the missing
 body will result in a linker error.

 --
 Bye,
 Gor Gyolchanyan.

The compiler can even generate those files for using the -H option. It will generate .di files. Although any formatting will get lost during that process. Kind Regards Benjamin Thaut

All right, thank you for the clarification.
Jul 15 2012