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Heron-Centric: Ruminations of a Language Designer
The Diggins Friday Digest
by Christopher Diggins
February 19, 2005
So what's up in the world of Diggins.


I haven't been making any posts lately on my blog as I have been busy furiously writing code. I have been working hard on preparing the OOTL ( Object Oriented Template Library ) for a major release, but I keep getting sidetracked by side projects.

I recently released a beta of version 2.0 of the YARD parser, my recursive descent parser. I also today just finished a beta of a profiler library which I plan on eventually submitting to Boost. I don't have high expectation though on that one though. Writing a profiler which is all things to all people I find horribly hard.

In the short-term I still have lots of more testing and documentation to do on these projects, along with the Unimperative language. Once they are solid, then I can make a major OOTL relase. On the horizon I am just itching to write a generic GDI (graphical device interface) library using the Boost Interfaces Library.

Oh yeah, I forgot to brag that my article on Programming with Contracts in C++ appeared in the March issue of Doctor Dobbs.

Just for the record I still hate C++ and plan on returning to Heron some time soon, once I scratch all of my itches. ;-)

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Christopher Diggins is a software developer and freelance writer. Christopher loves programming, but is eternally frustrated by the shortcomings of modern programming languages. As would any reasonable person in his shoes, he decided to quit his day job to write his own ( ). Christopher is the co-author of the C++ Cookbook from O'Reilly. Christopher can be reached through his home page at

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