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reply David Orchard <david errol.org.uk> writes:
I am along standing advocate of Open source and love the 'D' language. It is
much better than C#.

At work I have to use VisualStudio 2008 with C#. Although I am not keen on C#
the IDE has got to be the benchmark for all IDE's.

It can be slow and resource hungry but the functionality is amazing. Life as a
programmer is so much easier with VisualStudio. Unless you can compete with
the functionality in VisualStudio then however good the language is you will
never get the mainstream away from MS.

I want a good 'D' based IDE that can compete with VisualStudio.
May 02 2009
parent reply Frank Benoit <keinfarbton googlemail.com> writes:
David Orchard schrieb:
 I am along standing advocate of Open source and love the 'D' language. It is
 much better than C#.
 
 At work I have to use VisualStudio 2008 with C#. Although I am not keen on C#
 the IDE has got to be the benchmark for all IDE's.
 
 It can be slow and resource hungry but the functionality is amazing. Life as a
 programmer is so much easier with VisualStudio. Unless you can compete with
 the functionality in VisualStudio then however good the language is you will
 never get the mainstream away from MS.
 
 I want a good 'D' based IDE that can compete with VisualStudio.

My vision of this is, to increase the scope of DWT2 to be able to include the eclipse workbench stuff and create a D port of Descent. Perhaps you want to help? :)
May 02 2009
next sibling parent Spacen Jasset <spacenjasset yahoo.co.uk> writes:
This means re-writing eclipse in D? Can we make useful changes? The 
workspaces in eclipese are a catchall environment for eclipse, and I 
regularly laugh at our java developers since they can't check their 
workspaces in - in a meaningful way.

Frank Benoit wrote:
 David Orchard schrieb:
 I am along standing advocate of Open source and love the 'D' language. It is
 much better than C#.

 At work I have to use VisualStudio 2008 with C#. Although I am not keen on C#
 the IDE has got to be the benchmark for all IDE's.

 It can be slow and resource hungry but the functionality is amazing. Life as a
 programmer is so much easier with VisualStudio. Unless you can compete with
 the functionality in VisualStudio then however good the language is you will
 never get the mainstream away from MS.

 I want a good 'D' based IDE that can compete with VisualStudio.

My vision of this is, to increase the scope of DWT2 to be able to include the eclipse workbench stuff and create a D port of Descent. Perhaps you want to help? :)

May 02 2009
prev sibling parent Jesse Phillips <jessekphillips gmail.com> writes:
On Sat, 02 May 2009 18:22:54 +0100, Spacen Jasset wrote:

 This means re-writing eclipse in D? Can we make useful changes? The
 workspaces in eclipese are a catchall environment for eclipse, and I
 regularly laugh at our java developers since they can't check their
 workspaces in - in a meaningful way.

Actually it would mean compiling Eclipse with dmd, since most of DWT2 is the same as SWT. Of course it is never that easy.
May 02 2009