running DWT with DDL

bobef bobef at
Thu May 29 04:31:23 PDT 2008

The last time I did that was one year ago with DWT-Shawn and DDL was loading DWT terribly slow (like 10 seconds on a fast pc). So it was not usable at all. Is this still the case?

Frank Benoit Wrote:

> There is great progress with DDL.
> Tom S figured out, how to make it possible to load D classes transparently.
> The problem of what to link against, is solved by having a loader 
> application (Host.exe). This loades the DWT.lib and the application 
> (also as a lib)
> This is a proof of concept. It is not ready for practical use.
> host.exe : 1.3  Mb
> app.lib  : 0.16 Mb (Texteditor example)
> dwt.lib  : 6.6  Mb
> the host.exe can be either always the same and start the application 
> passed as a commandline arg, or the host can be compiled with the 
> application imported via import("app.lib").
> I am looking forward to see this in a stable framework with integration 
> into the D toolchain. Hopefully some day with linux support also.
> Thank you Tom, for this nice demonstration
> Frank

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