MKoD - D Programming Language
Wishlist Framework for 2005 / 2006 - mostly copied from my 01.Jan.05 news entry.
My D aka Mars Wish-List Framework for 2005 / 2006.
Below is a list of the things, inwhich I sat down on the 1st of January 2005
imagined what I'd like to see happen for D
in 2005 / 2006
so drew the above graphic depiction. Going forward, I'd like to update this page by adding links to new projects that
people are working on in these areas.
- The mirrored Ds [center].
- To see the D v1.0 complier released.
- For both the Windows and Linux versions to
finally become balanced equals.
- A DIDE [upper left].
- To have a standard IDE with a callable debugger
(maintained by D users).
- Which has the ability load and save a project / namespace.
- And of course to have keyword syntax hightlighting.
- Graphic tools for D UI
creation [upper right].
- Would be nice to have graphic UI tools written in
D for D.
- Have a common graphic framework interface wrapper, so Windows GDI, OpenGL, or
DirectX APIs could be chosen.
- Christopher E. Miller's
(D Forms Library) v0.92 - windowing library that interfaces the with Windows'
- Ben Hinkle's
a "Minimal Window toolkit" that's a cross-platform GUI toolkit for D,
which supports backend toolkits for Windows, Motif and GTK.
- Maybe even have a resource editor for icons, cursors, menus, and such.
- Better Database support for D [mid right].
- Have a number of Database interfaces to common APIs for D.
- To have a Database Application that acts as a Version Source Safe for D code,
which could interact with the IDE (good for larger projects).
- Improved support for linking in static .LIB, and stronger support for Dynamic Librarys [bottom].
- To have easier to use "Make" and "Build" tools / scripts.
- Derek Parnell's
- a tool for building D executables and libraries
- A way do see if a .LIB is in COFF or OMF format.
- A way to call and use Classes within a .DLL.
- A standard D Template Library [mid left].
- For Matthew Wilson's DTL (D Template Library) to reach
v1.0 this year.
From Walter's post 3rd March 2005: "...DTL is probably going to be a
D v2.0 feature."
- To have Ben Hinkle's
MinTL v2.7.1: (Minimal Template Library) which exists now, to becoming a part of the DTL above (which is
happening, as I understand it).
It does sound a lot like I'm wishing for a Visual Studio for D
of sorts, to write
Applications. An idea of using a IDE
as the main application, which
can use other support applications, either as stand-alone executables and / or as true plug-in type applications.
"Only time will tell just how good a Dream this will become! But it does seem like there are many others who
do share in such a dream.