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reply akcom <CppCoder gmail.com> writes:
Can we (or possibly just me, I don't see many D fans running linux/ppc) 
expect to see dmd compiled for linux/ppc, or just the powerpc 
architecture in general any time soon?  While I appreciate the effort 
going on with gdc, I'd like to have a perpetually up-to-date version of 
D available.  Having just tossed my windows box, I'm simply dying without D.

Regards,
Alex
Mar 20 2006
parent reply "Walter Bright" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"akcom" <CppCoder gmail.com> wrote in message 
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 Can we (or possibly just me, I don't see many D fans running linux/ppc) 
 expect to see dmd compiled for linux/ppc, or just the powerpc architecture 
 in general any time soon?  While I appreciate the effort going on with 
 gdc, I'd like to have a perpetually up-to-date version of D available. 
 Having just tossed my windows box, I'm simply dying without D.

I'm afraid, unless someone wants to write a ppc code generator, or is willing to fund hiring a person to do it, that isn't going to happen in the near future.
Mar 23 2006
parent James Dunne <james.jdunne gmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright wrote:
 "akcom" <CppCoder gmail.com> wrote in message 
 news:dvnf8v$19d9$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 
Can we (or possibly just me, I don't see many D fans running linux/ppc) 
expect to see dmd compiled for linux/ppc, or just the powerpc architecture 
in general any time soon?  While I appreciate the effort going on with 
gdc, I'd like to have a perpetually up-to-date version of D available. 
Having just tossed my windows box, I'm simply dying without D.

I'm afraid, unless someone wants to write a ppc code generator, or is willing to fund hiring a person to do it, that isn't going to happen in the near future.

One option is to leverage existing code generators, such as LLVM mentioned recently. Providing customizable back-ends to DMD would prove very useful. Even just a C-code output back-end would be immensely useful for porting to other architectures. -- Regards, James Dunne
Mar 25 2006