On Friday, 28 March 2014 at 07:20:31 UTC, Peter Plantinga wrote:
The D programming language is great, and it is starting to get
the recognition it deserves. I've seen it reach the top 20 in
many different measures of language popularity.
What it is though, is a systems language. Of course it has many
features of a higher-level language, which is what makes it
great. But I've had an idea for another language, a high-level
language, that is nearly as fast as a similar D program.
What it looks like is a D preprocessor that translates
Python-like code into D code. It was done before, and the
result was called Delight. I'm reviving this idea (though with
entirely new code, since the previous version was with D1).
A short list of the best features (that aren't already a part
* Python-like syntax
* List comprehensions
* "0 .. x" works everywhere, as I would expect it to
If you're interested, check it out at
http://github.com/pplantinga/delight. I need people to break it
and argue about design decisions.
A more complete description of the language can be found at
and related pages.
Just out of interest, but any plans to convert blocks of delight
code in a file and output the resulting D version? Also will that
work at CTFE?
I could see some use for this if my plans for when D's front end
is in D fully.
Note I have some evil plans involving a macro preprocessor and a
c frontend ;)