Is it possible to translate this API's C headers?
aldacron at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 06:49:08 UTC 2018
On Monday, 17 September 2018 at 03:16:33 UTC, spikespaz wrote:
> There is a project that I wish to use from D
> It's Electron, but with forked WebKit and the samples are very,
> very fast.
> This is a great compromise between wanting to have a very
> custom interface and not wanting to use the slow
> I am having trouble porting the C headers though. Firstly, I
> barely know C at all, especially not enough to do this. The
> extent of my C knowledge is terminal TicTacToe game I made
> three years ago.
> I tried using all of the conversion tools under the
> "Interfacing with C" page of the wiki, but I'm getting import
> errors. Probably because the paths are all using "<>",
> expecting an include path from the compiler. I tried to solve
> this by refractoring the imports to use relative quoted paths.
> But even when I fixed that, I kept hitting miscellaneous
> problems with MSVC, LLVM, and every other dependency under the
> sun those conversion tools needed. So I figured that Windows
> was just a crappy ecosystem, and tried it on Linux. No easier.
> So now I'm here, a C noob, really wanting to use Adam's great
> project from the D language. The only barrier is my lack of
> knowledge in C. And I definitely do not have the means to port
> these headers by hand.
> Could one of you give me pointers about how to go about this? I
> have the dynamic link libraries, the static libraries, and the
> header includes.
FYI, those are C++ headers, not C. The page you read will get you
part of the way there, but the Interfacing to C++ page would be
Of course, if you don't know C++ that will only get you so far.
If these were C headers, I'd just go ahead and translate them
myself, but C++ headers will require a higher time investment
from me because I'm not up to speed on the current state of D's
C++ interface. There are people here who are more well informed
who might be able to help, but it's going to require more than a
few tips in a forum post.
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