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D.gnu - BeOS and D (gcc 2.95)

reply "me" <memsom interalpha.co.uk> writes:
I'd love to port the D gcc compiler to BeOS for intel, but unfortunately
BeOS uses gcc2.95. Because the whole OS is C++ based, gcc3.x is a pointless
thing to have (and no one has really attempted to get it working for the
OS), and so gcc2.95 is what we're stuck at. Just to put me out of my misery,
how completely impossible would a 2.95 port be?

TIA

Matt
Jun 21 2004
parent Andy Friesen <andy ikagames.com> writes:
me wrote:
 I'd love to port the D gcc compiler to BeOS for intel, but unfortunately
 BeOS uses gcc2.95. Because the whole OS is C++ based, gcc3.x is a pointless
 thing to have (and no one has really attempted to get it working for the
 OS), and so gcc2.95 is what we're stuck at. Just to put me out of my misery,
 how completely impossible would a 2.95 port be?

Certainly not impossible, but it would probably require coding a new glue layer from scratch, as the API changed some in-between. So, it'd be about as much work as the 3.x port needed. :) -- andy
Jun 21 2004