On Saturday, 7 October 2017 at 09:29:42 UTC, user1234 wrote:
On Friday, 6 October 2017 at 22:16:09 UTC, Peter Jacobs wrote:
Eilmer is a simulation code for studying high-speed
compressible flows. Early versions were written in C and then
C++. Version 4 is a complete rewrite in D, with Lua for
configuration and run-time scripting. Code and documentation
may be found at http://cfcfd.mechmining.uq.edu.au/eilmer/
Peter Jacobs and Rowan Gollan
After reading the pdf i have a question:
Is LUA scripting too complex to be replaced by, let's say, pure
D code, following a compile-time interface (i.e a duck type) ?
I understand that existing LUA scripts must still be supported
but since D is also known for its good speed of compilation
perhaps the whole thing could be recompiled from scratch for a
particular set of new scripts.
We did consider having the entire application in pure D code,
however, we find that Lua is an easier configuration language for
our users, who are mostly non-coders.