I would not hold my breath if I were you for 3 reasons 1) this idea will go through only if my direct bridge via shared memory between Pharo and Unreal fails are is proven very limited, which I highly doubt.
2) even if I proceed with it, I will certainly be specialised for Unreal and have little interest in covering C++, huge and ugly syntax. So it will probably be just a few steps further than CCodeGenerator than a full implementation. 3) I am interested in producing readable C++ code, which makes this project even harder long term though I could proceed with this anyway if I deem it useful under specific scenarios. To really make this tempting for C++ coders would need a full implementation. But in any case as I said, its very low priority for me, just a worse case scenario that I would try to avoid as much as I can. On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:03 PM Hernán Morales Durand < hernan.mora...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Dimitris, > > That would be certainly nice. C++ is hard, but if one start with a basic > instantiation template it could be easier to move forward to more complex > tasks like mapping data structures to STL, their containers and iterators. > And I think it would attract C++ developers to Smalltalk. > Cheers, > > Hernán > > > 2016-10-18 4:54 GMT-03:00 Dimitris Chloupis <kilon.al...@gmail.com>: > > There is the CCodeGenerator , which is basically Slang, Smalltalk that is > turned into basic C. I would like to expand it to generate C++ at some > point for converting pharo code to C++ code that I will be able to add to > Unreal. Though its a very low priority project for me. > > http://smalltalkhub.com/#!/~PavelKrivanek/CCodeGenerator > > Personally I am against generalized solutions because they tend to be bad > for specialized cases , on the other hand I welcome any code that I can use > as inspiration for my own code generator. > > On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 8:25 AM Hernán Morales Durand < > hernan.mora...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi guys, > > I am writing a code generator, doing a few iterations right now. > I want your opinion, which most useful thing would you like to be > generated automatically? It could be a pattern, an idiom, another > language... > > For example my own wish (roadmap) list: > > - A "settings framework" settings class generator. > - A state machine generator (based in the excellent paper of Trevor P. > Hopkins) > - A Spec UI generator. > > Let me know your thoughts. > > Cheers, > > Hernán > > >