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D.gnu - Dropping support for gcc 4.2.x to 4.4.x

reply Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
Morning,

I will be dropping support for a few older gcc versions in the next week and a
bit. I was thinking removing all code for everything up to gcc-4.5, meaning
gdc will no longer build with gcc 4.2.x, 4.3.x and 4.4.x releases.  If anyone
has any objections, or requires continued support for these older versions of
gcc, please let me know or shout up here, and I will make necessary
arrangements.


Regards
Iain
Jan 03 2012
next sibling parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2012-01-04 01:33, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Morning,

 I will be dropping support for a few older gcc versions in the next week and a
 bit. I was thinking removing all code for everything up to gcc-4.5, meaning
 gdc will no longer build with gcc 4.2.x, 4.3.x and 4.4.x releases.  If anyone
 has any objections, or requires continued support for these older versions of
 gcc, please let me know or shout up here, and I will make necessary
arrangements.


 Regards
 Iain

That means no support for the Apple GCC. It's stuck at 4.2, I guess they putting their effort on Clang and LLVM. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Jan 03 2012
next sibling parent "Trass3r" <un known.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 4 January 2012 at 21:40:28 UTC, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 If I recall correctly, there are GCC binding to LLVM, are there 
 not?

The post 4.2 one is DragonEgg. It's a gcc plugin that replaces GCC's optimizers and code generators with those from llvm.
Jan 04 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 4 January 2012 14:39, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:
 On 4 January 2012 07:14, Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> wrote:
 On 2012-01-04 01:33, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Morning,

 I will be dropping support for a few older gcc versions in the next wee=



 and a
 bit. I was thinking removing all code for everything up to gcc-4.5,
 meaning
 gdc will no longer build with gcc 4.2.x, 4.3.x and 4.4.x releases. =A0I=



 anyone
 has any objections, or requires continued support for these older versi=



 of
 gcc, please let me know or shout up here, and I will make necessary
 arrangements.


 Regards
 Iain

That means no support for the Apple GCC. It's stuck at 4.2, I guess they putting their effort on Clang and LLVM. -- /Jacob Carlborg

If I recall correctly, there are GCC binding to LLVM, are there not? Apple has always been a bit of a difficult system for me as I don't have the OS to test on (actually, this is true for Windows too). =A0 =A0I have made a new branch in the repository that is at the moment current and will maintain support for the older releases. =A0If someone wishes to maintain it, I have no problem there.

Also, bare in mind I will be moving GDC fully across to trunk over the next two months, this is just a first of many stop-gaps that will need to be done to update the code and cipher off any compatibilty hacks in favour of adding in and utilising new GCC tree codes that may help improve code generation. Regards --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Jan 04 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Vasileios Anagnostopoulos <fithis2001 gmail.com> writes:
On 1/4/2012 9:14 AM, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
 On 2012-01-04 01:33, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Morning,

 I will be dropping support for a few older gcc versions in the next 
 week and a
 bit. I was thinking removing all code for everything up to gcc-4.5, 
 meaning
 gdc will no longer build with gcc 4.2.x, 4.3.x and 4.4.x releases.  
 If anyone
 has any objections, or requires continued support for these older 
 versions of
 gcc, please let me know or shout up here, and I will make necessary 
 arrangements.


 Regards
 Iain

That means no support for the Apple GCC. It's stuck at 4.2, I guess they putting their effort on Clang and LLVM.

There is macports-gcc-4.5, macports-gcc-4.6
Jan 05 2012
parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2012-01-05 10:29, Vasileios Anagnostopoulos wrote:
 On 1/4/2012 9:14 AM, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
 On 2012-01-04 01:33, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Morning,

 I will be dropping support for a few older gcc versions in the next
 week and a
 bit. I was thinking removing all code for everything up to gcc-4.5,
 meaning
 gdc will no longer build with gcc 4.2.x, 4.3.x and 4.4.x releases. If
 anyone
 has any objections, or requires continued support for these older
 versions of
 gcc, please let me know or shout up here, and I will make necessary
 arrangements.


 Regards
 Iain

That means no support for the Apple GCC. It's stuck at 4.2, I guess they putting their effort on Clang and LLVM.

There is macports-gcc-4.5, macports-gcc-4.6

Yes, I know you can use the FSF GCC on Mac OS X. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Jan 06 2012
prev sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 5 January 2012 09:47, Leandro Lucarella <luca llucax.com.ar> wrote:
 Iain Buclaw, el =A04 de enero a las 15:01 me escribiste:
 Also, bare in mind I will be moving GDC fully across to trunk over the
 next two months, this is just a first of many stop-gaps that will need
 to be done to update the code and cipher off any compatibilty hacks in
 favour of adding in and utilising new GCC tree codes that may help
 improve code generation.

Does this have anything to do with merging GDC into GCC? How is that going BTW?

It will be ready when it's ready. My target is give or take when the 4.8 development window opens, I'll submit everything for inclusion. By then I will have dropped all backwards compatibility and #ifdef'd code. --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Jan 05 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> writes:
On 4 January 2012 07:14, Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> wrote:
 On 2012-01-04 01:33, Iain Buclaw wrote:
 Morning,

 I will be dropping support for a few older gcc versions in the next week
 and a
 bit. I was thinking removing all code for everything up to gcc-4.5,
 meaning
 gdc will no longer build with gcc 4.2.x, 4.3.x and 4.4.x releases. =A0If
 anyone
 has any objections, or requires continued support for these older versio=


 of
 gcc, please let me know or shout up here, and I will make necessary
 arrangements.


 Regards
 Iain

That means no support for the Apple GCC. It's stuck at 4.2, I guess they putting their effort on Clang and LLVM. -- /Jacob Carlborg

If I recall correctly, there are GCC binding to LLVM, are there not? Apple has always been a bit of a difficult system for me as I don't have the OS to test on (actually, this is true for Windows too). I have made a new branch in the repository that is at the moment current and will maintain support for the older releases. If someone wishes to maintain it, I have no problem there. --=20 Iain Buclaw *(p < e ? p++ : p) =3D (c & 0x0f) + '0';
Jan 04 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Manu <turkeyman gmail.com> writes:
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This means some of those console toolchains won't work anymore, since
they're still on older versions... :(

On 4 January 2012 02:33, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw ubuntu.com> wrote:

 Morning,

 I will be dropping support for a few older gcc versions in the next week
 and a
 bit. I was thinking removing all code for everything up to gcc-4.5, meaning
 gdc will no longer build with gcc 4.2.x, 4.3.x and 4.4.x releases.  If
 anyone
 has any objections, or requires continued support for these older versions
 of
 gcc, please let me know or shout up here, and I will make necessary
 arrangements.


 Regards
 Iain

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Jan 04 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent Leandro Lucarella <luca llucax.com.ar> writes:
Iain Buclaw, el  4 de enero a las 15:01 me escribiste:
 Also, bare in mind I will be moving GDC fully across to trunk over the
 next two months, this is just a first of many stop-gaps that will need
 to be done to update the code and cipher off any compatibilty hacks in
 favour of adding in and utilising new GCC tree codes that may help
 improve code generation.

Does this have anything to do with merging GDC into GCC? How is that going BTW? -- Leandro Lucarella (AKA luca) http://llucax.com.ar/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- GPG Key: 5F5A8D05 (F8CD F9A7 BF00 5431 4145 104C 949E BFB6 5F5A 8D05) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- El techo de mi cuarto lleno de cometas
Jan 05 2012
prev sibling parent Leandro Lucarella <luca llucax.com.ar> writes:
Iain Buclaw, el  5 de enero a las 23:21 me escribiste:
 On 5 January 2012 09:47, Leandro Lucarella <luca llucax.com.ar> wrote:
 Iain Buclaw, el  4 de enero a las 15:01 me escribiste:
 Also, bare in mind I will be moving GDC fully across to trunk over the
 next two months, this is just a first of many stop-gaps that will need
 to be done to update the code and cipher off any compatibilty hacks in
 favour of adding in and utilising new GCC tree codes that may help
 improve code generation.

Does this have anything to do with merging GDC into GCC? How is that going BTW?

It will be ready when it's ready. My target is give or take when the 4.8 development window opens, I'll submit everything for inclusion. By then I will have dropped all backwards compatibility and #ifdef'd code.

Cool, thanks! -- Leandro Lucarella (AKA luca) http://llucax.com.ar/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- GPG Key: 5F5A8D05 (F8CD F9A7 BF00 5431 4145 104C 949E BFB6 5F5A 8D05) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Corrí muchas carreras, tratando de alcanzarte a vos. Pero corría sólo y siempre salí último.
Jan 06 2012