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February 06, 2007
DMD 1.005 release
Fixes many bugs, some serious.

Some new goodies.

http://www.digitalmars.com/d/changelog.html

http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.1.005.zip
February 06, 2007
Re: DMD 1.005 release
Walter Bright Wrote:

> Fixes many bugs, some serious.
> 
> Some new goodies.
> 
> http://www.digitalmars.com/d/changelog.html
> 
> http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.1.005.zip

Good stuff.
February 06, 2007
Re: DMD 1.005 release
Walter Bright wrote:
> Fixes many bugs, some serious.
> 
> Some new goodies.
> 
> http://www.digitalmars.com/d/changelog.html
> 
> http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.1.005.zip

The new mixin stuff with the quotes seems a bit left of field.  However 
I'd imagine you could write some very reusable code with the string 
con-concatenation stuff, although I'll bet it'll make things very hard 
to debug.  Maybe even use the strings for some kinda meta/reflection 
coding.  I can't wait to see some real-world examples.

-Joel
February 06, 2007
Re: DMD 1.005 release
Walter Bright wrote:
> Fixes many bugs, some serious.
> 
> Some new goodies.
> 
> http://www.digitalmars.com/d/changelog.html
> 
> http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.1.005.zip

Mwahaha! This program, when run, prints out a copy of its own source. It 
also has some completely gratuitous new-style mixins.

// file test.d
mixin(`import std.stdio : writefln;`);

mixin(`void main() {
    mixin("writefln(import(\"test.d\"));");
}`);

-- 
Kirk McDonald
Pyd: Wrapping Python with D
http://pyd.dsource.org
February 06, 2007
Re: DMD 1.005 release
Walter Bright wrote:
> Fixes many bugs, some serious.
> 
> Some new goodies.
> 
> http://www.digitalmars.com/d/changelog.html
> 
> http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.1.005.zip

You fixed all the bugs I've added in recent memory.  Plus, if I 
understand correctly, the implications of some of these features is
staggering...

It looks like one could write a few hundred line module that can pull in 
and do compile-time interpreting of a language of the complexity of say, 
Scheme.  And the code in the module could be both readable and 
straightforward...  And the results would be absorbed into the calling 
code as normal optimizable statements...

"I warn you, Doctor -- man was not meant to have this kind of power!"

Kevin
February 06, 2007
Re: DMD 1.005 release
Kevin Bealer wrote:
> Walter Bright wrote:
>> Fixes many bugs, some serious.
>>
>> Some new goodies.
>>
>> http://www.digitalmars.com/d/changelog.html
>>
>> http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.1.005.zip
> 
> You fixed all the bugs I've added in recent memory.  Plus, if I 
> understand correctly, the implications of some of these features is
> staggering...
> 
> It looks like one could write a few hundred line module that can pull in 
> and do compile-time interpreting of a language of the complexity of say, 
> Scheme.  And the code in the module could be both readable and 
> straightforward...  And the results would be absorbed into the calling 
> code as normal optimizable statements...
> 
> "I warn you, Doctor -- man was not meant to have this kind of power!"
> 
> Kevin

My thoughts exactly.
And it only warrants a version number increase of 0.001 ??? <g>
February 06, 2007
Re: DMD 1.005 release
Kevin Bealer wrote:
> You fixed all the bugs I've added in recent memory.  Plus, if I 
> understand correctly, the implications of some of these features is
> staggering...
> 
> It looks like one could write a few hundred line module that can pull in 
> and do compile-time interpreting of a language of the complexity of say, 
> Scheme.  And the code in the module could be both readable and 
> straightforward...  And the results would be absorbed into the calling 
> code as normal optimizable statements...

The irony is that it only took 3 hours to implement, which shows the 
power of having the lexing, parsing, and semantic passes be logically 
distinct.

The idea is to enable the creation of DSLs (Domain Specific Languages) 
that don't have the crippling problem C++ expression templates have - 
that of being stuck with C++ operators and precedence.

To make this work, however, one must be able to manipulate strings at 
compile time. I've made a start on a library to do this, 
std.metastrings, based on earlier work by Don Clugston and Eric Anderton.

This is just the start of what's going to happen with D 2.0.
February 06, 2007
Re: DMD 1.005 release
Walter Bright wrote:
> Fixes many bugs, some serious.
> 
> Some new goodies.
> 
> http://www.digitalmars.com/d/changelog.html
> 
> http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.1.005.zip

!!!! This is just what I needed for a compile-time .rc compiler!

L.
February 06, 2007
Re: DMD 1.005 release
Walter Bright wrote:

> Fixes many bugs, some serious.
> 
> Some new goodies.
> 
> http://www.digitalmars.com/d/changelog.html
> 
> http://ftp.digitalmars.com/dmd.1.005.zip

Sounds like some nice new features, but even though the compiler seems to
know that these new features are D 2.0, the spec don't show it. I'd suggest
to branch the specification now, after all 1.0 shouldn't see any new
feature changes. Without this, there is no point in the 1.0 marker
whatsoever.

-- 
Lars Ivar Igesund
blog at http://larsivi.net
DSource & #D: larsivi
Dancing the Tango
February 06, 2007
Re: DMD 1.005 release
> The idea is to enable the creation of DSLs (Domain Specific Languages)  
> that don't have the crippling problem C++ expression templates have -  
> that of being stuck with C++ operators and precedence.

Not only that. This opens clean and simple way to use pre-compile-time  
code generation. For example:

// greeting.d:
import std.stdio;

class Greeting
{
	mixin( import( "greeting.impl.d" ) );
}

void
main()
{
	auto g = new Greeting;
	g.hello();
	g.bye();
}

// greeting.impl.d:
void
hello()
{
	writefln( "Hello!" );
}

void
bye()
{
	writefln( "Bye!" );
}

Where the content of greeting.impl.d can be generated by some  
domain-specific tool (such as ASN.1 serializator/deserializator  
generators).

It's a very good news! Thanks!

-- 
Regards,
Yauheni Akhotnikau
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