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digitalmars.D.learn - why do you like D?

reply "dominik" <aha aha.com> writes:
ok, I am risking of being lame - but I simply had to share this with 
someone.. here is a small list (not tied to the language itself):

- every single source code project I have downloaded (or through SVN co) 
compiled from the first try! (this is what motivated me to post this er.. 
post).. I know it may sound lame - but this is "big" to me, used to C and 
C++.. compiling everything from source (including libs), managing linking 
etc.. everything just worked
- bud :) so simple, so powerfull .. haven't tried dsss yet though. I'm 
compiling everything through CLI
- DFL - do I need to say anything on this gem? Entice for forms design is 
also awesome - simple, elegant, works!
- Derelict - this library actually motivated me through examples to try D

I code through UEdit32 and compile everything by hand with bud - it just 
works! My code is an order of magnitude simpler than in C and speed of 
execution is on par - compile time.. wow

there is probably more stuff I forgot to write.. but in general, what I 
think D lacks for broader adoption is one major application or "style" of 
applications which would bring wider exposition. 
Oct 26 2007
next sibling parent janderson <askme me.com> writes:
dominik wrote:
 ok, I am risking of being lame - but I simply had to share this with 
 someone.. here is a small list (not tied to the language itself):
 
 - every single source code project I have downloaded (or through SVN co) 
 compiled from the first try! (this is what motivated me to post this er.. 
 post).. I know it may sound lame - but this is "big" to me, used to C and 
 C++.. compiling everything from source (including libs), managing linking 
 etc.. everything just worked

I think you where just very lucky. I agree though, if D wasn't a moving target, there are less parameters to configure which makes it much easier to get up and running. [Snip]
 
 I code through UEdit32 and compile everything by hand with bud - it just 
 works! My code is an order of magnitude simpler than in C and speed of 
 execution is on par - compile time.. wow
 
 there is probably more stuff I forgot to write.. but in general, what I 
 think D lacks for broader adoption is one major application or "style" of 
 applications which would bring wider exposition. 
 

Oct 26 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Robert Fraser <fraserofthenight gmail.com> writes:
dominik Wrote:

 I code through UEdit32 and compile everything by hand with bud - it just 
 works! My code is an order of magnitude simpler than in C and speed of 
 execution is on par - compile time.. wow

Mind posting your UltraEdit language file (for syntax highlighting, etc.)? I was going to make one, but still haven't got around to it, and don't know how hard it will be (esp. with nested comments and heredoc string literals). Thanks!
Oct 26 2007
parent reply "dominik" <aha aha.com> writes:
"Robert Fraser" <fraserofthenight gmail.com> wrote in message 
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 Mind posting your UltraEdit language file (for syntax highlighting, etc.)? 
 I was going to make one, but still haven't got around to it, and don't 
 know how hard it will be (esp. with nested comments and heredoc string 
 literals).

Actually I only copied C++ keyword file to D keyword file. My color scheme works for me (for a long long long time) - that's the primary reason why I'm using UltraEdit... second reason would be full screen option :) you can see how it looks like: http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1765164604&size=o
Oct 26 2007
parent reply Frank Benoit <keinfarbton googlemail.com> writes:
Maybe you find this interesting
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?EditorSupport/UltraEdit
Oct 26 2007
parent "dominik" <aha aha.com> writes:
"Frank Benoit" <keinfarbton googlemail.com> wrote in message 
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 Maybe you find this interesting
 http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?EditorSupport/UltraEdit

alright! thanks, I've copied it in - works great :)
Oct 26 2007
prev sibling parent "Jb" <jb nowhere.com> writes:
"dominik" <aha aha.com> wrote in message 
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It's always been my favourite cup size! 
Oct 26 2007