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reply Justin Johansson <no spam.com> writes:
Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 On 3/9/10 22:35, Justin Johansson wrote:
 Walter Bright Wrote:

 Justin Johansson wrote:
 Having spent six months developing a significant app in D only to find
impediments to
 practical completion of the project and ultimate deployment,

Which ones did you find to be blocking?

(My time zone is way different to yours and gotta dash to work soon so will have to be brief). (Comments in relation to D1) #4 The performance of the IDE that I was using (Descent under Eclipse) did not scale very well with large source files. Tried a few other development tools but found Descent to be overall the best but, like I say, not adequate at scaling in a large project. Sure this is not a D language problem per se but a practical issue that is still likely to put some users off.

I also have this problem with some of my D files. But on the other hand I've never seen a tool/IDE for C++ that can do to what descent does. I.e. showing both syntax and semantic errors as you type.

Oh, I have a lot of respect for Descent and certainly do not wish my comments to discourage the developer(s) in any way whatsoever. I'm sure as Descent matures over time it could well become the #1 development environment for D (if it is not so already). For C++ though, nowadays I'm using the CDT (C/C++ Development Tooling) package with Eclipse on Linux and am finding it, as of 2010, streets ahead of where it was a few years ago. From my memory of MS Visual Studio on Windows, I'd say Eclipse/CDT is rapidly closing the gap (with the exception of integrated facilities for editing graphical resources such as icons but so what). http://www.eclipse.org/cdt/ If C/C++ people haven't tried CDT, it's well worth a look. Also (just guessing) there might be a few ideas there for Descent to pick up on. Cheers Justin Johansson
Mar 10 2010
parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 3/10/10 20:28, Justin Johansson wrote:
 Jacob Carlborg Wrote:

 On 3/9/10 22:35, Justin Johansson wrote:
 Walter Bright Wrote:

 Justin Johansson wrote:
 Having spent six months developing a significant app in D only to find
impediments to
 practical completion of the project and ultimate deployment,

Which ones did you find to be blocking?

(My time zone is way different to yours and gotta dash to work soon so will have to be brief). (Comments in relation to D1) #4 The performance of the IDE that I was using (Descent under Eclipse) did not scale very well with large source files. Tried a few other development tools but found Descent to be overall the best but, like I say, not adequate at scaling in a large project. Sure this is not a D language problem per se but a practical issue that is still likely to put some users off.

I also have this problem with some of my D files. But on the other hand I've never seen a tool/IDE for C++ that can do to what descent does. I.e. showing both syntax and semantic errors as you type.

Oh, I have a lot of respect for Descent and certainly do not wish my comments to discourage the developer(s) in any way whatsoever. I'm sure as Descent matures over time it could well become the #1 development environment for D (if it is not so already). For C++ though, nowadays I'm using the CDT (C/C++ Development Tooling) package with Eclipse on Linux and am finding it, as of 2010, streets ahead of where it was a few years ago. From my memory of MS Visual Studio on Windows, I'd say Eclipse/CDT is rapidly closing the gap (with the exception of integrated facilities for editing graphical resources such as icons but so what).

Last time I used Eclipse with C++, a couple of months ago, it couldn't do much more than syntax highlighting, some basic syntax analyze and some basic autocompletion. Semantic analyze was nowhere to be seen. Quite often it said I had syntax errors even though there were no syntax errors. Also I mostly used smart pointers and of course autocompletion don't work with them.
 http://www.eclipse.org/cdt/

 If C/C++ people haven't tried CDT, it's well worth a look.  Also (just
guessing) there might
 be a few ideas there for Descent to pick up on.

 Cheers
 Justin Johansson

Mar 10 2010