Project Highlight: workspace-d

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Not so long ago, Jan Jurzitza sat down at his keyboard intent on writing a D plugin for Atom, his text editor of choice at the time. Then came disappointment. “I was pretty unhappy with their API,” he says. Visual Studio Code was released a short time after. He decided to give it a go … Continue reading Project Highlight: workspace-d

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Editable and Runnable Doc Examples on dlang.org

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Sebastian Wilzbach was a GSoC student for the D Language Foundation in 2016 and has since become a regular contributor to Phobos, D’s standard library, and dlang.org. This article explains the steps that were needed to have editable and runnable examples in the documentation on dlang.org. First, let’s begin with the building blocks. Unit testing in D … Continue reading Editable and Runnable Doc Examples on dlang.org

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Snowflake Strings

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Walter Bright is the BDFL of the D Programming Language and founder of Digital Mars. He has decades of experience implementing compilers and interpreters for multiple languages, including Zortech C++, the first native C++ compiler. He also created Empire, the Wargame of the Century. Consider the following D code in file.d: int foo(int i) { … Continue reading Snowflake Strings

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Project Highlight: DPaste

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DPaste is an online compiler and collaboration tool for the D Programming Language. Type in some D code, click run, and see the results. Code can also be saved so that it can be shared with others. Since it was first announced in the forums back in 2012, it has become a frequently used tool … Continue reading Project Highlight: DPaste

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Project Highlight: The New CTFE Engine

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CTFE (Compile-Time Function Execution) is today a core feature of the D Programming Language. D creator Walter Bright first implemented it in DMD as an extension of the constant folding logic that was already there. Don Clugston (of FastDelegate fame) made a pass at improving it and, according to Walter, “took it much further“. Since that … Continue reading Project Highlight: The New CTFE Engine

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GSoC Report: DStep

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Wojciech Szęszoł is a Computer Science major at the University of Wrocław. As part of Google Summer of Code 2016, he chose to make improvements to Jacob Carlborg’s DStep, a tool to generate D bindings from C and Objective-C header files. It was December of last year and I was writing an image processing project … Continue reading GSoC Report: DStep

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Inside D Version Manager

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In his day job, Jacob Carlborg is a Ruby backend developer for Derivco Sweden, but he’s been using D on his own time since 2006. He is the maintainer of numerous open source projects, including DStep, a utility that generates D bindings from C and Objective-C headers, DWT, a port of the Java GUI library SWT, and the topic … Continue reading Inside D Version Manager

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Core Team Update: Martin Nowak

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In the early days of DMD, new releases were put out when Walter decided they were ready. There was no formal process, no commonly accepted set of criteria that defined the point at which a new compiler version was due or the steps involved in building the release packages. In the early days, that was … Continue reading Core Team Update: Martin Nowak

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Making Of: LDC 1.0

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This is a guest post from Kai Nacke. A long-time contributor to the D community, Kai is the author of D Web Development and the maintainer of LDC, the LLVM D Compiler. LDC has been under development for more than 10 years. From release to release, the software has gotten better and better, but the … Continue reading Making Of: LDC 1.0

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