Well the first fully working example of a large library is
finally working with Calypso. Elie has managed to get a Qt5 demo
program to compile and run!!
The demo is a D version of the Qt5 Widgets demo. This is a simple
window with a pseudo address book app. The demo uses a D class
inheriting from QWidget, calls 'super(parent)' from D code and
uses the QStrings, QLabel, QLineEdit, QLayout, QGridLayout
classes, among other things. You can see the code here:
The demo is confirmed to work with Qt5.4 and Qt5.2.1.
While this might not seem like a really big deal, please keep in
mind that while compiling this demo, Calypso effectively parses
and produces 692 object files, including large swathes of the C++
STL and most of the Qt library!
The latest push last night also cut down on compile times quite a
lot. Doing the initial compile of the example takes about 28
seconds on my mid-level Intel i5 machine, versus around 2 seconds
for just the C++ version. After generating a cache file with last
nights commits you can recompile the project in just 7.5
seconds...which I think is quite good for just getting things up
and running :)