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D.gnu - gdmd, gdc?

reply eluusive sbcglobal.net writes:
What's the difference between gdc and gdmd?  I've seen both on here and updates
posted by different 
people.  They both seem to be d compilers that interface with gcc somehow.   Am
i confused?

What's DLI also?  Is dli now known as gdmd?  What's going on?!?  

I'm so confused.
Apr 21 2004
next sibling parent reply "Carlos Santander B." <carlos8294 msn.com> writes:
<eluusive sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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| What's the difference between gdc and gdmd?  I've seen both on here and
updates
| posted by different
| people.  They both seem to be d compilers that interface with gcc somehow.
Am
| i confused?
|
| What's DLI also?  Is dli now known as gdmd?  What's going on?!?
|
| I'm so confused.

(I haven't followed up the names really, so you'll have to excuse me in that
matter)

DLI was written by Burton Radons a long time ago (over a year ago, I think)
as the first D compiler for Linux. It's no longer updated.
gdmd was promoted as being developed, by before it was completed (I think
before it did something really, really important. I know it compiled some
programs but not much else), gdc was announced as being almost fully
functional.
Bottom line is you should download gdc and not worry about anything else.

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Carlos Santander Bernal
Apr 21 2004
parent "Carlos Santander B." <carlos8294 msn.com> writes:
"Carlos Santander B." <carlos8294 msn.com> wrote in message
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| <eluusive sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
| news:c67as1$869$1 digitaldaemon.com
|| What's the difference between gdc and gdmd?  I've seen both on here and
| updates
|| posted by different
|| people.  They both seem to be d compilers that interface with gcc
somehow.
| Am
|| i confused?
||
|| What's DLI also?  Is dli now known as gdmd?  What's going on?!?
||
|| I'm so confused.
|
| (I haven't followed up the names really, so you'll have to excuse me in
that
| matter)
|
| DLI was written by Burton Radons a long time ago (over a year ago, I
think)
| as the first D compiler for Linux. It's no longer updated.
| gdmd was promoted as being developed, by before it was completed (I think
| before it did something really, really important. I know it compiled some
| programs but not much else), gdc was announced as being almost fully
| functional.
| Bottom line is you should download gdc and not worry about anything else.
|
| -----------------------
| Carlos Santander Bernal

Just FYI, David Friedman is in charge of gdc.

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Carlos Santander Bernal
Apr 21 2004
prev sibling parent "Ben Hinkle" <bhinkle4 juno.com> writes:
<eluusive sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:c67as1$869$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 What's the difference between gdc and gdmd?  I've seen both on here and

 posted by different
 people.  They both seem to be d compilers that interface with gcc somehow.

 i confused?

 What's DLI also?  Is dli now known as gdmd?  What's going on?!?

 I'm so confused.

You can safely ignore gdmd. I should just remove it from my web site but I figure it is a historical curiosity. The one to use is gdc since it is way way way more complete than gdmd. DLI is probably also obsolete but it might have some nice experimental features or ideas that you could look for if you are curious. -Ben
Apr 22 2004