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D - Just getting it to install

reply "Patrick" <d devzoo.com> writes:
Ok, I've read the websites and I'm sold. I'm willing to give it a shot
anyways. I've downloaded the D alpha and am trying to get it cooking, but
when I try to compile wc.d I get this error message from dmd.exe:
Error: Error reading file 'object.d'

By the way, my command line was this:
dmd wc.d

I downloaded the 2 files listed under "Requirements" (dmdalpha.zip,
dm825c.zip ), unzipped the files, and added the bin folder to my path.

Also, how do you link? The docs say this: "The programs must be linked with
the D runtime library phobos.lib, followed by the C runtime library
snn.lib."

But I don't see a compiler switch or syntax for linking, such as -l with
gcc.

Thanks!
Patrick
Apr 09 2002
parent John Fletcher <J.P.Fletcher aston.ac.uk> writes:
Patrick wrote:

 Ok, I've read the websites and I'm sold. I'm willing to give it a shot
 anyways. I've downloaded the D alpha and am trying to get it cooking, but
 when I try to compile wc.d I get this error message from dmd.exe:
 Error: Error reading file 'object.d'

 By the way, my command line was this:
 dmd wc.d

 I downloaded the 2 files listed under "Requirements" (dmdalpha.zip,
 dm825c.zip ), unzipped the files, and added the bin folder to my path.

 Also, how do you link? The docs say this: "The programs must be linked with
 the D runtime library phobos.lib, followed by the C runtime library
 snn.lib."

 But I don't see a compiler switch or syntax for linking, such as -l with
 gcc.

 Thanks!
 Patrick

I had this problem when I first started. I solved this with the following batch file which I call dmdc.bat and keep in the same directory as the D sample files: dmd -I\dmd\src\phobos %1.d sc %1.obj Then to compile and run a file I type dmdc hello remembering to leave off .d Cheers John
Apr 09 2002