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D.gnu - Gcc 4.3

reply Lorenzo Villani <arbiter arbiterlab.net> writes:
Since gcc 4.3 was released few days ago I began wondering if the frontend
builds with this gcc release.
Mar 10 2008
parent reply Carlo Dapor <catull_us yahoo.com> writes:
Lorenzo Villani Wrote:

 Since gcc 4.3 was released few days ago I began wondering if the frontend
 builds with this gcc release.

Hmm, gcc 4.3 is not widely used yet. Personally, I'd wait for gcc 4.3.1 at least before porting D to it. Gcc always introduces new functionality, which may come with side-effects, no offence intended. If you start using it, you will discover some of these side-effects and help fixing them. Gcc 4.2.x has been around for a while, it is installed on many systems. FreeBSD 7.0, released 2 weeks ago, for instance, upgraded their gcc from 3.4.6 to 4.2.1. Among the primary targets I see gcc 4.0.x (if at all) and gcc 4.2.x for porting D1 and possibly D2. This is already in progress. But then, I am not active in it, so I can stop speculating here. Cheers, -- Carlo
Mar 10 2008
parent reply Lorenzo Villani <arbiter arbiterlab.net> writes:
Carlo Dapor wrote:
 Hmm, gcc 4.3 is not widely used yet.

(like Fedora)
 
 Personally, I'd wait for gcc 4.3.1 at least before porting D to it.
 Gcc always introduces new functionality, which may come with side-effects,
 no offence intended.
 
 If you start using it, you will discover some of these side-effects and
 help fixing them.
 
 Gcc 4.2.x has been around for a while, it is installed on many systems.
 FreeBSD 7.0, released 2 weeks ago, for instance, upgraded their gcc from
 3.4.6 to 4.2.1.
 
 Among the primary targets I see gcc 4.0.x (if at all) and gcc 4.2.x for
 porting D1 and possibly D2. This is already in progress.
 But then, I am not active in it, so I can stop speculating here.
 
 Cheers,
 --
 Carlo

Maybe I can just try to port the code to gcc 4.3 by myself then send back the code to David. However I don't know anything about the GCC internals, so it can take a very loooong time :D
Mar 10 2008
parent BCS <ao pathlink.com> writes:
Reply to Lorenzo,

 Carlo Dapor wrote:
 
 Hmm, gcc 4.3 is not widely used yet.
 

release (like Fedora)
 Personally, I'd wait for gcc 4.3.1 at least before porting D to it.
 Gcc always introduces new functionality, which may come with
 side-effects,
 no offence intended.
 If you start using it, you will discover some of these side-effects
 and help fixing them.
 
 Gcc 4.2.x has been around for a while, it is installed on many
 systems. FreeBSD 7.0, released 2 weeks ago, for instance, upgraded
 their gcc from 3.4.6 to 4.2.1.
 
 Among the primary targets I see gcc 4.0.x (if at all) and gcc 4.2.x
 for
 porting D1 and possibly D2. This is already in progress.
 But then, I am not active in it, so I can stop speculating here.
 Cheers,
 --
 Carlo

back the code to David. However I don't know anything about the GCC internals, so it can take a very loooong time :D

IMHO Carlo said it right, wait for 4.3.1. it would be a pain to be half way there and have a major bug fix to 4.3 break something in your port. If you want to get started, dig though the docs or just make a list of compile errors as "things to look up". Heck, it will force you to do more up front thinking before you start coding. That in and of it's self can be a good thing.
Mar 10 2008