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digitalmars.D.announce - excel-d v0.2.16 - now with more Async

reply Atila Neves <atila.neves gmail.com> writes:
excel-d lets you write plain D code that can be run from Excel 
unmodified via the magic of compile-time reflection.

Other than bug fixes, the main new feature since 0.2.15 is 
 Async. Slap it on a function like so:

 Async
double myfunc(double d) {
     // ...
     return ret;
}

And it will be executed in a separate thread. Useful for long 
running calculations / tasks so that they don't block the UI or 
other calculations in the worksheet.

Since the last time it was posted to announce, it also has these 
new features:

* `Any` variant type. When a D function needs to be passed more 
than one type of Excel value (e.g. string or double). This also 
works when a function takes arrays of `Any` such as `Any[]` or 
`Any[][]`.

* `std.datetime.DateTime` support. Declare one of the parameters 
as `DateTime`, type in a date in Excel and things just work.

* D functions/delegates can be registered to be run when the XLL 
is closed.

* D functions to be called from Excel no longer need to be 
`nothrow`.

Atila


Atila
Dec 21 2017
next sibling parent reply Mengu <mengukagan gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 22 December 2017 at 00:41:31 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
 excel-d lets you write plain D code that can be run from Excel 
 unmodified via the magic of compile-time reflection.

 [...]
can we use excel-d with office for mac?
Dec 22 2017
parent reply Laeeth Isharc <laeeth nospamlaeeth.com> writes:
On Friday, 22 December 2017 at 22:08:23 UTC, Mengu wrote:
 On Friday, 22 December 2017 at 00:41:31 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
 excel-d lets you write plain D code that can be run from Excel 
 unmodified via the magic of compile-time reflection.

 [...]
can we use excel-d with office for mac?
I don't think so but I am not familiar with the Excel API on Mac so it's possible not too many changes required. Pull requests welcomed :)
Dec 23 2017
parent Mengu <mengukagan gmail.com> writes:
On Saturday, 23 December 2017 at 22:19:50 UTC, Laeeth Isharc 
wrote:
 On Friday, 22 December 2017 at 22:08:23 UTC, Mengu wrote:
 On Friday, 22 December 2017 at 00:41:31 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
 excel-d lets you write plain D code that can be run from 
 Excel unmodified via the magic of compile-time reflection.

 [...]
can we use excel-d with office for mac?
I don't think so but I am not familiar with the Excel API on Mac so it's possible not too many changes required. Pull requests welcomed :)
surely i'll give it a try.
Dec 24 2017
prev sibling parent aberba <karabutaworld gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 22 December 2017 at 00:41:31 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
 excel-d lets you write plain D code that can be run from Excel 
 unmodified via the magic of compile-time reflection.

 Other than bug fixes, the main new feature since 0.2.15 is 
  Async. Slap it on a function like so:

  Async
 double myfunc(double d) {
     // ...
     return ret;
 }

 And it will be executed in a separate thread. Useful for long 
 running calculations / tasks so that they don't block the UI or 
 other calculations in the worksheet.
Can't this UDA style be used to mimic async/await?
 Atila
Jan 04