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May 16, 2004
Newbie trying to figure out how to write some real code
Hello!
I have to start a.s.a.p the development of a tiny management software for my
father. I've been working with VB for more almost a year now, and I would
really enjoy a change:).
My problem: For the challenge I would like to use either C++ or D (C++ has
more libraries), but from what I have read I would be able to use, for
instance, GUI libraries as long as they have a C interface?! Right? Can
someone point me to one of this libraries?
Tell if I can use D with an existing GUI library and which, also database
related libraries.

I want to learn and if possible participate in the development of libraries
for D but I'm still a newbie so I require as much help as I can get.

About C++, well I could learn it, but I really don't fancy having to deal
with header files and cpp files, and that confusion (specially when one is a
newbie!!).
So I would be very thankful for any help, pointers...
Thanks and best regards,
Jorge C.
rdc02271@yahoo.com
May 16, 2004
Re: Newbie trying to figure out how to write some real code
rdc02271 wrote:

>Hello!
>I have to start a.s.a.p the development of a tiny management software for my
>father. I've been working with VB for more almost a year now, and I would
>really enjoy a change:).
>My problem: For the challenge I would like to use either C++ or D (C++ has
>more libraries), but from what I have read I would be able to use, for
>instance, GUI libraries as long as they have a C interface?! Right? Can
>braries
>for D but I'm still a newbie so I require as much help as I can get.
>
>About C++, well I could learn it, but I really don't fancy having to deal
>with header files and cpp files, and that confusion (specially when one is a
>newbie!!).
>So I would be very thankful for any help, pointers...
>Thanks and best regards,
>Jorge C.
>rdc02271@yahoo.com
>  
>
There are lots of GUI libs available for D.  You could try undig from 
http://www.dsource.org/forums/ or my webpage.  Or look at 
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?AvailableGuiLibraries..

-- 
-Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
May 16, 2004
Re: Newbie trying to figure out how to write some real code
Manfred Hansen wrote some MySQL bindings for D:
http://www.steinmole.de/d/

I haven't used them, so I don't know if they're any good.  Same goes for the
GUIs.  The good news about D is that development (on the libs) seems to be
proceeding at pretty fast speeds.

Yes, if a GUI library has C bindings, you can use it in D, however since the
bindings are C bindings, you will be writing procedural GUI code, unless
you care to write some object wrappers for the C code.  If the D GUIs are
stable enough (I've not had the chance to use them yet) you'll want to use
them.

D is a great language, but don't expect it to be anything like VB.  There's
definately a learning curve, but it's well worth it.  I'd reccommend D over
C++, despite D's infancy.


rdc02271 wrote:

> Hello!
> I have to start a.s.a.p the development of a tiny management software for
> my father. I've been working with VB for more almost a year now, and I
> would really enjoy a change:).
> My problem: For the challenge I would like to use either C++ or D (C++ has
> more libraries), but from what I have read I would be able to use, for
> instance, GUI libraries as long as they have a C interface?! Right? Can
> someone point me to one of this libraries?
> Tell if I can use D with an existing GUI library and which, also database
> related libraries.
> 
> I want to learn and if possible participate in the development of
> libraries for D but I'm still a newbie so I require as much help as I can
> get.
> 
> About C++, well I could learn it, but I really don't fancy having to deal
> with header files and cpp files, and that confusion (specially when one is
> a newbie!!).
> So I would be very thankful for any help, pointers...
> Thanks and best regards,
> Jorge C.
> rdc02271@yahoo.com
May 16, 2004
Re: Newbie trying to figure out how to write some real code
Hello again.
Thanks to you al for your help, and another question: Favorites IDE for D?
Anyone...
Thanks once again. Also, I am really interested in helping developing
libraries for D, even though I have never done taht before. So if anyone is
in need of some help, just tell me:)

Jorge C.
rdc02271@yahoo.com

"DemmeGod" <me@demmegod.com> wrote in message
news:c875d6$uoj$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> Manfred Hansen wrote some MySQL bindings for D:
> http://www.steinmole.de/d/
>
> I haven't used them, so I don't know if they're any good.  Same goes for
the
> GUIs.  The good news about D is that development (on the libs) seems to be
> proceeding at pretty fast speeds.
>
> Yes, if a GUI library has C bindings, you can use it in D, however since
the
> bindings are C bindings, you will be writing procedural GUI code, unless
> you care to write some object wrappers for the C code.  If the D GUIs are
> stable enough (I've not had the chance to use them yet) you'll want to use
> them.
>
> D is a great language, but don't expect it to be anything like VB.
There's
> definately a learning curve, but it's well worth it.  I'd reccommend D
over
> C++, despite D's infancy.
>
>
> rdc02271 wrote:
>
> > Hello!
> > I have to start a.s.a.p the development of a tiny management software
for
> > my father. I've been working with VB for more almost a year now, and I
> > would really enjoy a change:).
> > My problem: For the challenge I would like to use either C++ or D (C++
has
> > more libraries), but from what I have read I would be able to use, for
> > instance, GUI libraries as long as they have a C interface?! Right? Can
> > someone point me to one of this libraries?
> > Tell if I can use D with an existing GUI library and which, also
database
> > related libraries.
> >
> > I want to learn and if possible participate in the development of
> > libraries for D but I'm still a newbie so I require as much help as I
can
> > get.
> >
> > About C++, well I could learn it, but I really don't fancy having to
deal
> > with header files and cpp files, and that confusion (specially when one
is
> > a newbie!!).
> > So I would be very thankful for any help, pointers...
> > Thanks and best regards,
> > Jorge C.
> > rdc02271@yahoo.com
>
May 16, 2004
Re: Newbie trying to figure out how to write some real code
hi! I think I've messed up and sending the reply....
Anyway, thanks everyone for helping me out.
Now, about favorite IDEs for D. Your favorites are...?

Thanks.
Jorge C.
rdc02271@yahoo.com

"DemmeGod" <me@demmegod.com> wrote in message
news:c875d6$uoj$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> Manfred Hansen wrote some MySQL bindings for D:
> http://www.steinmole.de/d/
>
> I haven't used them, so I don't know if they're any good.  Same goes for
the
> GUIs.  The good news about D is that development (on the libs) seems to be
> proceeding at pretty fast speeds.
>
> Yes, if a GUI library has C bindings, you can use it in D, however since
the
> bindings are C bindings, you will be writing procedural GUI code, unless
> you care to write some object wrappers for the C code.  If the D GUIs are
> stable enough (I've not had the chance to use them yet) you'll want to use
> them.
>
> D is a great language, but don't expect it to be anything like VB.
There's
> definately a learning curve, but it's well worth it.  I'd reccommend D
over
> C++, despite D's infancy.
>
>
> rdc02271 wrote:
>
> > Hello!
> > I have to start a.s.a.p the development of a tiny management software
for
> > my father. I've been working with VB for more almost a year now, and I
> > would really enjoy a change:).
> > My problem: For the challenge I would like to use either C++ or D (C++
has
> > more libraries), but from what I have read I would be able to use, for
> > instance, GUI libraries as long as they have a C interface?! Right? Can
> > someone point me to one of this libraries?
> > Tell if I can use D with an existing GUI library and which, also
database
> > related libraries.
> >
> > I want to learn and if possible participate in the development of
> > libraries for D but I'm still a newbie so I require as much help as I
can
> > get.
> >
> > About C++, well I could learn it, but I really don't fancy having to
deal
> > with header files and cpp files, and that confusion (specially when one
is
> > a newbie!!).
> > So I would be very thankful for any help, pointers...
> > Thanks and best regards,
> > Jorge C.
> > rdc02271@yahoo.com
>
May 16, 2004
Re: Newbie trying to figure out how to write some real code
rdc02271 wrote:

>Hello again.
>Thanks to you al for your help, and another question: Favorites IDE for D?
>  
>
I like DIDE.

>Anyone...
>Thanks once again. Also, I am really interested in helping developing
>libraries for D, even though I have never done taht before. 
>
>So if anyone is in need of some help, just tell me:)
>  
>
I'm sure there are lots of D project groups at http://www.dsource.org 
which need help.  Why don't you drop a line in the forums there, or ask 
to join a project that looks fun.

>Jorge C.
>rdc02271@yahoo.com
>  
>

-- 
-Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
May 16, 2004
Re: Newbie trying to figure out how to write some real code
J Anderson wrote:

> rdc02271 wrote:
>
>> Hello again.
>> Thanks to you al for your help, and another question: Favorites IDE 
>> for D?
>>  
>>
> I like DIDE.

Whoops, I forgot the hyperlink: http://www.atari-soldiers.com/dide.html

-- 
-Anderson: http://badmama.com.au/~anderson/
May 16, 2004
Re: Newbie trying to figure out how to write some real code
On Sun, 16 May 2004 17:07:30 +0100, rdc02271 wrote:

> hi! I think I've messed up and sending the reply....
> Anyway, thanks everyone for helping me out.
> Now, about favorite IDEs for D. Your favorites are...?
> 

leds

http://leds.sourceforge.net
(windows version soon, I'm working on it now)

check others at
http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?EditorSupport

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