combindings and directxbindings
gooberman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 7 21:17:40 UTC 2020
On Monday, 7 September 2020 at 19:35:41 UTC, Dennis wrote:
> Have you considered publishing it to code.dlang.org?
Not yet. Pretty busy at the moment, should probably wait for them
to be actually designated usable before doing so.
> I noticed there's already
> https://code.dlang.org/packages/aurora-directx and
> https://code.dlang.org/packages/directx-d, have you checked
> these out?
Aurora DirectX does not convert a bunch of defines (specifically
the macro expansions). DirectX-D does not preserve the COM
attributes. Both are licensed in a way that will require
attribution for source, and binaries for DirectX-D. Attribution
for COM bindings? Nah. These *should* be autogenerated by a
machine exclusively, but I haven't sat down to solve that
particular problem yet thanks to the fact that you'll end up
having to parse C headers every single time to get complete
One thing I forgot to mention about the glue layer in combindings
- it will parse named enumeration types and provide aliases to
each member in the package namespace. Again, this facilitates
copy/paste code. There's absolutely nothing stopping anyone
applying combindings to those two alternative libraries and
taking advantage of this, in fact. Not having the UDAs means you
won't get the convenience methods to make your code more D-like,
but you can at least convert C/C++ enumeration manipulations
simply by copy/pasting the code in to D.
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