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D.gnu - So .... ded? Or just pining for the fjords?

reply downs <default_357-line yahoo.de> writes:
(GDC, that is)

What do you think?
Dec 14 2007
parent reply Gregor Richards <Richards codu.org> writes:
downs wrote:
 (GDC, that is)
 
 What do you think?

What the hell? It's been thirteen days since the last commit, not six months. Stop being an idiot. - Gregor Richards
Dec 14 2007
next sibling parent downs <default_357-line yahoo.de> writes:
Gregor Richards wrote:
 downs wrote:
 (GDC, that is)

 What do you think?

What the hell? It's been thirteen days since the last commit, not six months. Stop being an idiot. - Gregor Richards

Still, this is unnerving. GDC is the only good alternative to the borked-by-design DMD that we have, so forgive me for getting a bit anxious for news :) --downs
Dec 15 2007
prev sibling parent Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
Gregor Richards wrote:

 downs wrote:
 (GDC, that is)
 
 What do you think?

What the hell? It's been thirteen days since the last commit, not six months.

Looking at the commits from the last few months (there has been precious few) all seems to handle cross platform Phobos issues - not a single one has gone into the compiler itself. This seems to me to be a similar problem to that of Walter and Phobos - one developer can only focus on this many things. GDC is getting severly behind, and if I have understood correctly, the Debian GDC team has a large number of patches (also one for GCC 4.2) that has been largely ignored (they are at least not merged into GDC trunk). I have tried to get Tango working on various arches (all Linux), but GDC is seriously limited once you get past the runtime and onto more challenging D code. I am no compiler writer, but what I understand from the issues I have, is that for instance 64 bit is badly supported beyond X86_64 (there are many other 64 bit platforms out there). I believe that the scope of GDC (a multiplatform D compiler) is way too big for the current way to organize development (one man not visibly interacting with other contributors). -- Lars Ivar Igesund blog at http://larsivi.net DSource, #d.tango & #D: larsivi Dancing the Tango
Dec 30 2007