On Friday, 24 April 2020 at 18:52:55 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
On Fri, 2020-04-24 at 15:50 +0000, Phrozen via
@Basile B., thanks for the suggestion. I'll try this library
Just a bit of confirmation: I am a fan of D and GtkD for
desktop UI work.
GTK+ is just a UI framework unlike Qt (which is UI and
database, etc.) and is fairly straightforward to work with
initial learning hump – which is the same between GTK+ and Qt.
really C++ and Python only though many languages have bindings
GTK+ has many bindings, C++, Go, Rust, and D to name just the
native code languages. C++ (gtkmm) and Go (gotk3) bindings are
ones, Rust (gtk-rs) and D (GtkD) bindings are generated from
specification (GIR files). I believe this makes gtk-rs and GtkD
superior to gtkmm and gotk3.
I have done a number of projects in Rust/gtk-rs and D/GtkD.
Overall I prefer the code of D/GtkD over Rust/gtk-rs *but*
there is much more IDE and editor support for Rust compared to
D. This makes Rust code easier to write than the equivalent D
code, even if that Rust code is more ugly than the equivalent D
So whilst I keep wanting to do D/GtkD, I keep getting pulled to
Rust/gtk-rs simply because CLion (and Emacs) support for Rust
is so much nicer than the D support.
I must laud Samael's efforts on the IntelliJ IDEA/CLion D
support, it is magnificent, but the project needs more resource
to get the CLion D plugin somewhere near as good as the Rust
CLion plugin. I am sure VisualStudio fans, indeed any other IDE
users, will say the same about their IDE, I am a CLion user so
try to push CLion support.
Just curious, how do you handle the whole RC<RefCell<>> story in
For me it made the point that languages with tracing GC or
implicit reference counting are much better solution for doing