I am investigating whether or not nim can be used to rewrite an existing C++ library to nim. Ideally I want to do the conversion per C++ class and produces an object file which I add to a static library and can test.
type Vector = ref object of RootObj x: float y: floatSo using nim, produces an object file vector.o in nimcache. Ideally I want to specify where to put the object file via the -o option, but that does not work
$ nim c --noMain --noLinking vector.nimThe purpose of all of this, I have written a sort of compiler (actually transpiler written in Crystal) which takes my language and transpiles it to C++ which will be linked with my C++ shared library but parts of the library are written by others (open source) but are a mess and difficult to rewrite in C++. Perhaps nim could be of some help here.
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