JavaScript is the "VM" to target for D

Adam D. Ruppe destructionator at
Tue Apr 20 18:46:56 PDT 2010

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 09:18:45PM -0400, Nick Sabalausky wrote:
> I believe *very* strongly in using a REAL language that then gets compiled 
> down to worthless crap like PHP, ActionScript, etc., whenever such worthless 
> crap platforms are necessary. Which is, of course, necessary FAR too often 
> when you do web development, as I do.

If you are stuck in a situation where you need to do a web app, but are
allowed to use compiled CGI binaries, I've written cgi and mysql modules
for D2 over the last few weekends. (Have to do almost everything D related
purely on weekends to satisfy my contract's copyright assignment clause. Ugh.)

They are in here:

The mysql module sucks, but it works and already beats the crap out of PHP.

If CGI is an option, D rocks for it. If not, I know your pain :( (Though
hopefully ending soon - I've been trying to sell my clients on D, and the
big one seems excited about it! With his dedicated server, using cgi is
easy. Very cool.)

> The other issue I have with it is that I feel *VERY* strongly that 
> JavaScript should *only be used sparingly*. Specifically, any web app 
> *should* be designed and built from the start without any use of JavaScript 
> whatsoever.


> (/me waits for Adam Ruppe's DWS with baited breath :) )

Me too. I haven't been able to work on it for months now, but this big paying
project is about to launch, so maybe my time will finally free up soon.

Adam D. Ruppe

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