On Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 12:45:47 UTC, Mithun Hunsur wrote:
I've been working on a little project over the last month and a
half, inspired by Adam's dtojs
(https://github.com/adamdruppe/dtojs). I've always wanted a
typed, powerful, embeddable scripting language, but found the
contenders lacking - which is why I decided to hack up DMD to
Introducing Moonshot (https://github.com/Philpax/moonshot)!
Moonshot's based off an early DMD 2.074, and builds up a Lua
AST from the D AST. It aims to compile a reasonable subset of
@safe code, so that high-level D can be used in scripting
environments (i.e. games, scriptable applications, and more.)
Because it's based upon the D frontend, it can already compile
a lot of what we consider to be D - including foreach, the full
power of metaprogramming, *ranges*, and more. There's an awful
lot missing, as well (see the GitHub page for more
information), but it's quite promising so far.
Of course, this is still a very early, very untested project -
so it's going to break on 99.9% of D code. I'd like to gauge
community reaction, but it's nowhere near ready to show off to
the wider programming community.
This is really cool.
I'd also like to find out if anyone would be interested in me
submitting a DConf talk about how Moonshot works, and the
benefits of using D as a typed scripting language.
Absolutely. I'd love to hear you talk about this.