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digitalmars.D - LDC, GDC for D2

reply dsimcha <dsimcha yahoo.com> writes:
Now that Andrei's book is out and the D2 spec is (fairly) stable, is there
going to be any serious effort to port LDC to D2?  Also, regarding GDC, I've
noticed that no D2-related checkins have happened in a long time.

In both cases, is there any good technical reason for the lack of focus on D2,
or is it just that D2 has stabilized very recently and given the limited
resources of these projects, D1 is considered a higher priority?
Jun 30 2010
next sibling parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
dsimcha wrote:
 Now that Andrei's book is out and the D2 spec is (fairly) stable, is there
 going to be any serious effort to port LDC to D2?  Also, regarding GDC, I've
 noticed that no D2-related checkins have happened in a long time.
 
 In both cases, is there any good technical reason for the lack of focus on D2,
 or is it just that D2 has stabilized very recently and given the limited
 resources of these projects, D1 is considered a higher priority?

A coworker mentioned to me last night that GDC has been reloaded. This page: http://bitbucket.org/goshawk/gdc/wiki/Home is linked from http://www.digitalmars.com/d/download.html Andrei
Jun 30 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Trass3r <un known.com> writes:
 is there going to be any serious effort to port LDC to D2?

http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3155 ldc2 progressed pretty good but is currently dead.
 regarding GDC, I've noticed that no D2-related checkins have happened in  
 a long time.

gdc is currently at 2.015. It will eventually face the same problems like ldc with druntime. Some effort is taken to gradually upgrade to newer revisions but it needs more contributors.
Jun 30 2010
parent Sean Kelly <sean invisibleduck.org> writes:
Trass3r Wrote:

 is there going to be any serious effort to port LDC to D2?

http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3155 ldc2 progressed pretty good but is currently dead.

This shouldn't be a blocker by any stretch of the imagination.
Jun 30 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent Eldar Insafutdinov <e.insafutdinov gmail.com> writes:
dsimcha Wrote:

 Now that Andrei's book is out and the D2 spec is (fairly) stable, is there
 going to be any serious effort to port LDC to D2?  Also, regarding GDC, I've
 noticed that no D2-related checkins have happened in a long time.
 
 In both cases, is there any good technical reason for the lack of focus on D2,
 or is it just that D2 has stabilized very recently and given the limited
 resources of these projects, D1 is considered a higher priority?

I'd say that in both cases it is the lack of interest from the contributors. Also, although D2 seems to have stabilized, many of the important problems in the language are not solved.
Jun 30 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent Trass3r <un known.com> writes:
 This shouldn't be a blocker by any stretch of the imagination.

These two points weren't correlated. ldc2 is dead because no one is really working on it.
Jun 30 2010
prev sibling parent reply mwarning <moritzwarning web.de> writes:
On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:14:47 +0000, dsimcha wrote:

 Now that Andrei's book is out and the D2 spec is (fairly) stable, is
 there going to be any serious effort to port LDC to D2?  Also, regarding
 GDC, I've noticed that no D2-related checkins have happened in a long
 time.
 
 In both cases, is there any good technical reason for the lack of focus
 on D2, or is it just that D2 has stabilized very recently and given the
 limited resources of these projects, D1 is considered a higher priority?

The contributors so far don't have time any more or just lost interest. It's probably no big issue to give ppl svn access when they want to give it a try to work on ldc.
Jun 30 2010
next sibling parent Robert Clipsham <robert octarineparrot.com> writes:
On 30/06/10 22:06, mwarning wrote:
 On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:14:47 +0000, dsimcha wrote:

 Now that Andrei's book is out and the D2 spec is (fairly) stable, is
 there going to be any serious effort to port LDC to D2?  Also, regarding
 GDC, I've noticed that no D2-related checkins have happened in a long
 time.

 In both cases, is there any good technical reason for the lack of focus
 on D2, or is it just that D2 has stabilized very recently and given the
 limited resources of these projects, D1 is considered a higher priority?

The contributors so far don't have time any more or just lost interest. It's probably no big issue to give ppl svn access when they want to give it a try to work on ldc.

I was maintaining LDC 2, unfortunately I became rather busy which hindered my efforts. I had an email a couple of days ago from someone who seemed interested in reviving it, I'm not sure how committed he was to it though. Should he offer some good patches D2 wise I'm sure there'd be no issue with giving him commit access. ---- Robert http://octarineparrot.com/
Jul 01 2010
prev sibling parent mwarning <moritzwarning web.de> writes:
On Thu, 01 Jul 2010 18:44:55 +0100, Robert Clipsham wrote:

 On 30/06/10 22:06, mwarning wrote:
 On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:14:47 +0000, dsimcha wrote:

 Now that Andrei's book is out and the D2 spec is (fairly) stable, is
 there going to be any serious effort to port LDC to D2?  Also,
 regarding GDC, I've noticed that no D2-related checkins have happened
 in a long time.

 In both cases, is there any good technical reason for the lack of
 focus on D2, or is it just that D2 has stabilized very recently and
 given the limited resources of these projects, D1 is considered a
 higher priority?

The contributors so far don't have time any more or just lost interest. It's probably no big issue to give ppl svn access when they want to give it a try to work on ldc.

I was maintaining LDC 2, unfortunately I became rather busy which hindered my efforts. I had an email a couple of days ago from someone who seemed interested in reviving it, I'm not sure how committed he was to it though. Should he offer some good patches D2 wise I'm sure there'd be no issue with giving him commit access.

Thanks for the confirmation Robert!
Jul 01 2010