What kinds of Software do you create in D.

thedeemon dlang at thedeemon.com
Sun Oct 31 20:43:53 UTC 2021

On Sunday, 31 October 2021 at 06:28:37 UTC, Dr Machine Code wrote:
> On Saturday, 30 October 2021 at 18:57:30 UTC, thedeemon wrote:
>> On Saturday, 30 October 2021 at 01:48:25 UTC, harakim wrote:

> really cool stuff written in D. You even used DlangUI. While 
> developing did you have any issues like outdated packages, lack 
> of tools that are available only for others languages etc

Thanks! No, I didn't have any real problems at that time. I used 
very few packages outside the standard library, and the ones I 
used weren't outdated yet. However now, a few years later, it 
might be hard to build that code and make it work.

> That's pretty nice. What do you think are the advantages of 
> using D over others language to develop a interpreter? are 
> there anything like "killer feature" that made you use D 
> instead of something else?

The biggest killer feature here is D's static introspection. It 
allows easily calling to native code libraries from your 
interpreter without a complicated FFI layer. You take an existing 
D struct, class or just function, mention it to the interpreter 
("register" it), and all its necessary members become 
automatically accessible from your language, with all the 
conversions from interpreter's data types to native data types 
happening automatically, all the access & conversion code is 
autogenerated using D metaprogramming and static introspection.
Also, having a GC in D means we don't have to make our own GC for 
the interpreted language. On the other hand, when we want to 
control the low level bits of memory layout etc. we can still do 

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