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ivanhv

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Object C
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2007, 11:23:45 pm »
Well, I hope you don't miss this message. This is an ooooold topic, now.

Anyway, I'd like to say my point here.

I don't believe there is so much interest in Objective C. The preprocesor you got is really outdated. There is no C++ preprocesor neither (I were recently looking for Cfront, the original C++ "compiler" made by Stroustroup and had no luck). I were interested in Sather too, but it's definitely dead.

The only active preprocessors out there for LCC-Win32 nowadays are SmartEiffel and that's all. Would be great to compatibilize to Pelles' compiler, but I tried and it's a pain in the ass.

But Digital Mars' D language has an open source front end. Would be great to program in D and generate PocketPC binaries from it. But a single D file should generate many C files to process. It would be great if the preprocessor of D language not only would generate C files, but also compile them.

So the conclusion is... why not to put pocc and polink functionality into a DLL, so compilations could be launched from processes, and make pocc and polink mere frontends for that functionalities. This way, you would have a funtion "Compile" on POCC.DLL that would take a buffer with C code, and would return a buffer of compiled object code. The reading and writing of files would be managed by POCC.EXE and POLINK.EXE.

I think this would make easy to create _good_ frontends for any language, having PellesC as its backend processor.

Freddy

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Object C
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2007, 03:08:45 am »
D language is really nice. I've been trying it.
It's my favorite language now.

There's GDC which compiles D code to C and call GCC to compile it to executable.
I think a Pelles C backend would be really great. Would open new possibilites like PocketPC support like ivanhv said.

But I took a look at Objective-C and it looks nice.
It's a cleaner OOP syntax than C++.
If ever Pelles C is going to support OOP I think Objective_C might be a good option.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2007, 09:01:37 pm by Freddy »