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digitalmars.D - Re: Inline D in Javascript

reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?K=e5re_Andersson?= <kare_andersson yahoo.se> writes:
Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 On 2012-12-23 22:47, Kåre Andersson wrote:
 I read some comment on D on the need for a "killer application" to boost
popularity.

 What about "inline D" in javascript (/php)?

You might want to take a look at this: http://forum.dlang.org/thread/yfmgvgprfpiquakiyjlk forum.dlang.org -- /Jacob Carlborg

*** Many thanks for the link. Although I found the discussion about "inline D", and many of the idas there seemed very interesting, I must admit I have some problems to see exactly what it does. But I understand he is on a very interesting track with regard to a lot of the issues on my mind. I will dig into this and see what comes up. sincerely / Kre
Dec 24 2012
next sibling parent reply maarten van damme <maartenvd1994 gmail.com> writes:
Or, if you really want client side javascript, try mixing emscripten
en ldc. If you want a great server-side library, take a look at adam
rupe's work.
Dec 24 2012
parent =?ISO-8859-1?Q?K=e5re_Andersson?= <kare_andersson yahoo.se> writes:
maarten van damme Wrote:

 Or, if you really want client side javascript, try mixing emscripten
 en ldc. If you want a great server-side library, take a look at adam
 rupe's work.

*** Thankyou - then I probably misunderstood Adam Rupes post. If it takes compiled D and output JavaScript, the tool has other objectives then for demonstration.
Dec 24 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Adam D. Ruppe" <destructionator gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 24 December 2012 at 20:09:22 UTC, Kåre Andersson wrote:
 I must admit I have some problems to see exactly what it does.

What it does is take a D file in and spit out a javascript file. There's no speed boost from JS because it IS javascript on the output.
Dec 24 2012
parent reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?K=e5re_Andersson?= <kare_andersson yahoo.se> writes:
Adam D. Ruppe Wrote:

 On Monday, 24 December 2012 at 20:09:22 UTC, Kåre Andersson wrote:
 I must admit I have some problems to see exactly what it does.

What it does is take a D file in and spit out a javascript file. There's no speed boost from JS because it IS javascript on the output.

*** Such a beautiful idea, and very useful. It looks like mr. Jacob Carlborg went ahead and read my thoughts with that link. Firstly, I have always believed that for instance downloading someting, is an obstacle for someone who just wants to get a first grasp of a new programming language. They want to instantly and online do some tests and get a feeling before downloading something. Secondly, and maybe it is the primary goal, it can be a good development tool, especially for functions, with the capacity of immediate demonstrations. Even a more advanced programmer wants to know exacly what a function/tool does before investing further energy examining it.
Dec 24 2012
parent =?ISO-8859-1?Q?K=e5re_Andersson?= <kare_andersson yahoo.se> writes:
Marco Nembrini Wrote:

 On Tuesday, 25 December 2012 at 07:28:18 UTC, Kåre Andersson 
 wrote:
 
 
 Firstly, I have always believed that for instance downloading 
 someting, is an obstacle for someone who just wants to get a 
 first grasp of a new programming language. They want to 
 instantly and online do some tests and get a feeling before 
 downloading something.

 Secondly, and maybe it is the primary goal, it can be a good 
 development tool, especially for functions, with the capacity 
 of immediate demonstrations. Even a more advanced programmer 
 wants to know exacly what a function/tool does before investing 
 further energy examining it.

If you want to try out D code without downloading the compiler there's http://dpaste.dzfl.pl/

Thankyou. Saw there were several compilers to choose among also, compared with a site like codepad.org, which is useful.
Dec 25 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2012-12-24 21:09, Kåre Andersson wrote:

     ***
   Many thanks for the link. Although I found the discussion about "inline D",
and many of the id�as there seemed very interesting, I must admit I have some
problems to see exactly what it does. But I understand he is on a very
interesting track with regard to a lot of the issues on my mind. I will dig
into this and see what comes up.

    sincerely / K�re

There's also a project that converts LLVM IR to JavaScript that might be of interest. https://github.com/kripken/emscripten/wiki -- /Jacob Carlborg
Dec 25 2012
parent =?ISO-8859-1?Q?K=e5re_Andersson?= <kare_andersson yahoo.se> writes:
Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 On 2012-12-24 21:09, Kåre Andersson wrote:
 
     ***
   Many thanks for the link. Although I found the discussion about "inline D",
and many of the id�as there seemed very interesting, I must admit I have some
problems to see exactly what it does. But I understand he is on a very
interesting track with regard to a lot of the issues on my mind. I will dig
into this and see what comes up.

    sincerely / K�re

There's also a project that converts LLVM IR to JavaScript that might be of interest. https://github.com/kripken/emscripten/wiki -- /Jacob Carlborg

*** Very inspiring indeed, also from a demo-perspective. Almost hard to believe JavaScript can be made to do such havy duty stuff. I will se if I am able to add anything of worth to all this activity. First I have to learn D properly. Right now, I have only experience in other computer languages.
Dec 25 2012
prev sibling parent "Marco Nembrini" <marco.nembrini.co gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 25 December 2012 at 07:28:18 UTC, Kåre Andersson 
wrote:


 Firstly, I have always believed that for instance downloading 
 someting, is an obstacle for someone who just wants to get a 
 first grasp of a new programming language. They want to 
 instantly and online do some tests and get a feeling before 
 downloading something.

 Secondly, and maybe it is the primary goal, it can be a good 
 development tool, especially for functions, with the capacity 
 of immediate demonstrations. Even a more advanced programmer 
 wants to know exacly what a function/tool does before investing 
 further energy examining it.

If you want to try out D code without downloading the compiler there's http://dpaste.dzfl.pl/
Dec 25 2012