next version of DWT?

John Reimer terminal.node at
Fri Apr 27 22:32:44 PDT 2007

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 19:24:42 +0200, torhu wrote:

> Frank Benoit wrote:
>> There is this new port of SWT existing in the tioport project.
>> Would it be appreciated to make it the next version of DWT?
> Do you mean to actually call it DWT, and do s/SWT/DWT/g on the source? 
> I don't see what would be gained by doing that.  DWT and Tioport's SWT 
> are not compatible, and I think it would be good to use different names 
> for them too.  I don't see why it can't be called SWT even if it's 
> ported to D.  The docs use SWT anyway.
> To name some differences:  DWT uses char[] instead of String, supports 
> delegates in some places, and it uses Phobos instead of Tango.  It also 
> uses the 'import dwt.all;' idiom, which tioport doesn't.  I'm not saying 
> that I want an swt.all module, by all means, and my own DWT project is 
> already ported to tioport SWT.
> Since DWT seems to be a dead project, I think that it's okay for SWT to 
> use this newsgroup.  Or even better, if Walter would create a d.D.gui 
> newsgroup. :)

I agree that a D.gui newsgroup would probably be best.


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