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D.gnu - Nigtly build windows binary

reply Dune <sorry nomail.com> writes:
Hi,
I'm new to D and GDC and have some questions:

Is there a nigtly build of the windows binary and lib?
Is gdc written in D? If not are there plans to do so?


Thanks
Dune
Dec 13 2006
parent Frits van Bommel <fvbommel REMwOVExCAPSs.nl> writes:
Dune wrote:
 Hi,
 I'm new to D and GDC and have some questions:
 
 Is there a nigtly build of the windows binary and lib?

Not that I know of. I don't follow it much though, so maybe someone else can help answer this one.
 Is gdc written in D? If not are there plans to do so?

No, it's C++. It uses the DMD front-end and GCC back-ends. Note that this is probably a good thing for D, since this should make it much easier to port it to platforms that don't already have a working D compiler. In fact, it has already been ported to at least one platform that didn't yet have a D compiler (Mac OS X for one). I think there were others, but can't recall at the moment. Creating a compiler in D that rivals the current GDC would likely be a lot of work, as it would amount to re-implementing/porting the GCC back-ends (at least the ones currently used by GDC), as well as keep up with Walter for the front-end. *Both* of these are probably pretty big jobs all by themselves :).
Dec 13 2006