OT: on IDEs and code writing on steroids

Tim Matthews tim.matthews7 at gmail.com
Mon May 18 04:54:28 PDT 2009

On Tue, 19 May 2009 00:37:21 +1200, davidl <davidl at nospam.org> wrote:

>  From a commercial basis for Walter, it may be easier to glue a C#  
> frontend against the DMD backend to create a native C# compiler. Waiting  
> D to be a successful language requires a longer time. And people needs  
> higher cost to move to D. Reusing current .Net codebase is a very strong  
> selling point.
> C# does many correct decisions, better identifier resolve. Its frontend  
> is considered to be written very high quality. Adding stuff on top of C#  
> frontend may be an easier approach.
> Some people want to compile C# source to native either with the purpose  
> of closing their source and obtaining higher performance.
> C# gets much bigger code base than D code base. Most importantly, you  
> can not ignore the brilliance of the .Net framework.

A project in the making that uses D language compiled to cil and can  
therefore call .net base framework code. http://the-free-meme.blogspot.com/

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