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reply Steve Teale <steve.teale britseyeview.com> writes:
I've been using a recent version of D2 along with gtkD and Code::Blocks to
redo a quite complicated Windows GUI program I wrote back in the mid 90s with
the changes I've though of since then, in an Ubuntu environment.

This combination has definitely made me highly productive. D is a joy to use,
and so easy to read when I compare it with the numerous GTK+ examples I've had
to consult written in Python, PHP, C, and C++ (particularly the latter - how
did I use it all those years?).

Thanks Walter et al.

Steve
Sep 05 2011
next sibling parent Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
What kind of app? It would be cool if you would write a blog post
about your experience (if you have the free time & would like to do
that). :)
Sep 05 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 9/5/11 14:38 EDT, Steve Teale wrote:
 I've been using a recent version of D2 along with gtkD and Code::Blocks to
 redo a quite complicated Windows GUI program I wrote back in the mid 90s with
 the changes I've though of since then, in an Ubuntu environment.

 This combination has definitely made me highly productive. D is a joy to use,
 and so easy to read when I compare it with the numerous GTK+ examples I've had
 to consult written in Python, PHP, C, and C++ (particularly the latter - how
 did I use it all those years?).

 Thanks Walter et al.

 Steve

That's great to know particularly since it comes after a healthy does of scrutiny and skepticism. Thanks! Andrei
Sep 05 2011
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 9/5/11 17:16 EDT, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 On 9/5/11 14:38 EDT, Steve Teale wrote:
 I've been using a recent version of D2 along with gtkD and
 Code::Blocks to
 redo a quite complicated Windows GUI program I wrote back in the mid
 90s with
 the changes I've though of since then, in an Ubuntu environment.

 This combination has definitely made me highly productive. D is a joy
 to use,
 and so easy to read when I compare it with the numerous GTK+ examples
 I've had
 to consult written in Python, PHP, C, and C++ (particularly the latter
 - how
 did I use it all those years?).

 Thanks Walter et al.

 Steve

That's great to know particularly since it comes after a healthy does of scrutiny and skepticism. Thanks! Andrei

s/does/dose/ Andrei
Sep 05 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Kagamin <spam here.lot> writes:
Steve Teale Wrote:

 to consult written in Python, PHP, C, and C++ (particularly the latter - how
 did I use it all those years?).

Well, C++ is horrid, but you can do thing with it in a reasonable time frame if you're patient enough to deal with it, because it has various libraries, which you can use with variable success.
Sep 06 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Damian Ziemba <nazriel driv.pl> writes:
On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 18:38:01 +0000, Steve Teale wrote:

 I've been using a recent version of D2 along with gtkD and Code::Blocks
 to redo a quite complicated Windows GUI program I wrote back in the mid
 90s with the changes I've though of since then, in an Ubuntu
 environment.
 
 This combination has definitely made me highly productive. D is a joy to
 use, and so easy to read when I compare it with the numerous GTK+
 examples I've had to consult written in Python, PHP, C, and C++
 (particularly the latter - how did I use it all those years?).
 
 Thanks Walter et al.
 
 Steve

Indeed, D + GtkD is real fun, never enjoyed gtk so much. But you can't forget about GtkD team. Thanks to them we got one solid GUI library :)
Sep 06 2011
prev sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 9/5/2011 11:38 AM, Steve Teale wrote:
 I've been using a recent version of D2 along with gtkD and Code::Blocks to
 redo a quite complicated Windows GUI program I wrote back in the mid 90s with
 the changes I've though of since then, in an Ubuntu environment.

 This combination has definitely made me highly productive. D is a joy to use,
 and so easy to read when I compare it with the numerous GTK+ examples I've had
 to consult written in Python, PHP, C, and C++ (particularly the latter - how
 did I use it all those years?).

 Thanks Walter et al.

Coming from you, this means a lot. Thanks for posting. (For those that don't know, Steve used to work with me at Zortech and did a lot of engineering work for the C++ stuff. He's an early adopter; if incremental numbers were handed out to C++ programmers, Steve would have a very coveted low number!)
Sep 06 2011
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 9/6/2011 5:31 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
 (For those that don't know, Steve used to work with me at Zortech and did a lot
 of engineering work for the C++ stuff. He's an early adopter; if incremental
 numbers were handed out to C++ programmers, Steve would have a very coveted low
 number!)

For example, Steve wrote the iostreams library for Zortech C++ (you'll still find his name on them in the Digital Mars C++ library source), and he even wrote a book on iostreams: C++ IOStreams Handbook http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201596415/classicempire
Sep 06 2011