Ugh, we need a dface

Bill Baxter dnewsgroup at
Mon May 19 08:57:24 PDT 2008

Frank Benoit wrote:
> Bill Baxter schrieb:
>> I was just porting some JFace snippets to try to get a better feel for 
>> how it works and what it can do.  And all I can say is ugh.  It's just 
>> waaaaay too Java-esque for D.  Absolutely everything is an interface 
>> that casts every bit of data it handles to and from Object.  Ick.
>> Some sort of slightly more D-ish way to wrap and enhance DWT would 
>> sure be nice.  Something that takes advantage of D's templates instead 
>> of casting all over the place.
>> --bb
> For such, we sure do not need to change the name ;)
> Do you have concrete suggestions how to do that?

My approach would probably be to try to build something mirroring Qt's 
API as closely possible using DWT as the platform-independent 
implementation layer.  With a dose of opApplys and delegates and/or 
function alias templates.


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