Hey, folks, how you doing?
2 months ago I started playing with a small personal project: creating a simple programming language / interpreter, both for fun and for learning more about... you know... creating a programming language / interpreter. :-)
Now, I'm not exactly a Walter Bright, so I decided to start with a dynamic, Tcl-like language: command-based and without much "syntax". I tried to avoid the "everything is a string" concept and even played for some time with "everything is a list" (almost like Lisp, but with fewer parentheses) and even "everything is a forward range" - the results, then, were horrible, but, anyways... I've learned interesting lessons (specially: how important, powerful and versatile a simple STACK is).
Til is now mature enough, IMHO, to the point I'm spending more time writing documentation and "spreading the word" than coding that much. I published two packages on Dub (the language itself and a module) and created a Github-Pages-Website, already.
I'm not pretentious in any form (I know it's just "yet another language"), but I'm actually very happy with the results: I can write programs in a interpreted language (I appreciate the power and development speed it gives me) and can extend it with another very nice (and powerful) language - D.
(Most other languages still follow the formula "extend it with C" and, although I consider myself a "C friendly" guy, that usually doesn't appeal that much to me..)
Anyway: the last thing I was working was loading dynamic libraries as "modules" and I stumbled across the potential problem of having two different GCs running independently. This article, https://dlang.org/articles/dll-linux.html , talks about linking the results (both the interpreter and the shared library) with
libphobos2.so -- but it's nowhere to be found on my (Void) Linux system (and neither on FreeBSD). So I have some questions:
1- Should I compile a
libphobos2.so "by hand"? Should I use
2- Is the GC really going to run on my shared library after loading it? (I think that's maybe a "silly question", but also believe it's worth clarifying the matter.)
I appreciate any help.
(Furthermore, I'd like to thank to all people helping to make D a language (and ecosystem and community) even more amazing each day. :-)
(FurtherEvenMore: I'm new to the forum, so I hope I choose the right place to post this message...)