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reply Steve Teale <steve.teale britseyeview.com> writes:
Now here's an interesting target for D - this little beast could sell in 
millions, and could be the way that many youngsters start out as 
programmers.

Presumably LDC would be the quickest thing to get on there?

Steve
Dec 23 2011
next sibling parent reply Andrew Wiley <wiley.andrew.j gmail.com> writes:
On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Steve Teale
<steve.teale britseyeview.com> wrote:
 Now here's an interesting target for D - this little beast could sell in
 millions, and could be the way that many youngsters start out as
 programmers.

 Presumably LDC would be the quickest thing to get on there?

 Steve

GDC on ARM has been working reasonably well for a while now (although I get an ICE when building the latest trunk - still trying to come up with enough information for a bug report). There's one major bug that requires the section-anchors optimization to be disabled. Last I tried LDC on ARM, it built and segfaulted when building the standard library. GCC code generation for ARM is apparently significantly better than LLVM, so I haven't looked much farther into LDC.
Dec 23 2011
parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2011-12-24 08:26, Andrew Wiley wrote:
 On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Steve Teale
 <steve.teale britseyeview.com>  wrote:
 Now here's an interesting target for D - this little beast could sell in
 millions, and could be the way that many youngsters start out as
 programmers.

 Presumably LDC would be the quickest thing to get on there?

 Steve

GDC on ARM has been working reasonably well for a while now (although I get an ICE when building the latest trunk - still trying to come up with enough information for a bug report). There's one major bug that requires the section-anchors optimization to be disabled. Last I tried LDC on ARM, it built and segfaulted when building the standard library. GCC code generation for ARM is apparently significantly better than LLVM, so I haven't looked much farther into LDC.

LLVM can't be that bad since it's good enough for Apple and they're abandoning GCC in favor of Clang and LLVM. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Dec 24 2011
next sibling parent Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2011-12-24 17:20, Andrew Wiley wrote:
 On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Jacob Carlborg<doob me.com>  wrote:
 On 2011-12-24 08:26, Andrew Wiley wrote:
 On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Steve Teale
 <steve.teale britseyeview.com>    wrote:
 Now here's an interesting target for D - this little beast could sell in

 millions, and could be the way that many youngsters start out as
 programmers.

 Presumably LDC would be the quickest thing to get on there?

 Steve

GDC on ARM has been working reasonably well for a while now (although I get an ICE when building the latest trunk - still trying to come up with enough information for a bug report). There's one major bug that requires the section-anchors optimization to be disabled. Last I tried LDC on ARM, it built and segfaulted when building the standard library. GCC code generation for ARM is apparently significantly better than LLVM, so I haven't looked much farther into LDC.

LLVM can't be that bad since it's good enough for Apple and they're abandoning GCC in favor of Clang and LLVM.

I'm looking into it again, apparently it's improved dramatically on ARM in the last few years. The compiler itself builds, but Druntime needs some ARM-specific assembly. Working on that.

Yeah, both LLVM and Clang are progressed rapidly. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Dec 24 2011
prev sibling parent =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Alex_R=F8nne_Petersen?= <xtzgzorex gmail.com> writes:
On 24-12-2011 17:20, Andrew Wiley wrote:
 On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Jacob Carlborg<doob me.com>  wrote:
 On 2011-12-24 08:26, Andrew Wiley wrote:
 On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Steve Teale
 <steve.teale britseyeview.com>    wrote:
 Now here's an interesting target for D - this little beast could sell in

 millions, and could be the way that many youngsters start out as
 programmers.

 Presumably LDC would be the quickest thing to get on there?

 Steve

GDC on ARM has been working reasonably well for a while now (although I get an ICE when building the latest trunk - still trying to come up with enough information for a bug report). There's one major bug that requires the section-anchors optimization to be disabled. Last I tried LDC on ARM, it built and segfaulted when building the standard library. GCC code generation for ARM is apparently significantly better than LLVM, so I haven't looked much farther into LDC.

LLVM can't be that bad since it's good enough for Apple and they're abandoning GCC in favor of Clang and LLVM.

I'm looking into it again, apparently it's improved dramatically on ARM in the last few years. The compiler itself builds, but Druntime needs some ARM-specific assembly. Working on that.

You may want to have a peek at GDC's druntime, as it is (mostly) ARM-ready. Could probably lift some code from there. - Alex
Dec 24 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Steve Teale <steve.teale britseyeview.com> writes:
On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:26:40 -0800, Andrew Wiley wrote:
 GDC on ARM has been working reasonably well for a while now (although I
 get an ICE when building the latest trunk - still trying to come up with
 enough information for a bug report). There's one major bug that
 requires the section-anchors optimization to be disabled.
 
 Last I tried LDC on ARM, it built and segfaulted when building the
 standard library. GCC code generation for ARM is apparently
 significantly better than LLVM, so I haven't looked much farther into
 LDC.

I'm going to get my son in England to see if he can get one in January, then I'll see if I can get GDC to work on it. Steve
Dec 23 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrew Wiley <wiley.andrew.j gmail.com> writes:
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> wrote:
 On 2011-12-24 08:26, Andrew Wiley wrote:
 On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Steve Teale
 <steve.teale britseyeview.com> =A0wrote:
 Now here's an interesting target for D - this little beast could sell i=



 millions, and could be the way that many youngsters start out as
 programmers.

 Presumably LDC would be the quickest thing to get on there?

 Steve

GDC on ARM has been working reasonably well for a while now (although I get an ICE when building the latest trunk - still trying to come up with enough information for a bug report). There's one major bug that requires the section-anchors optimization to be disabled. Last I tried LDC on ARM, it built and segfaulted when building the standard library. GCC code generation for ARM is apparently significantly better than LLVM, so I haven't looked much farther into LDC.

LLVM can't be that bad since it's good enough for Apple and they're abandoning GCC in favor of Clang and LLVM.

I'm looking into it again, apparently it's improved dramatically on ARM in the last few years. The compiler itself builds, but Druntime needs some ARM-specific assembly. Working on that.
Dec 24 2011
prev sibling parent Andrew Wiley <wiley.andrew.j gmail.com> writes:
On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Alex R=F8nne Petersen
<xtzgzorex gmail.com> wrote:
 On 24-12-2011 17:20, Andrew Wiley wrote:
 On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Jacob Carlborg<doob me.com> =A0wrote:
 On 2011-12-24 08:26, Andrew Wiley wrote:

 On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Steve Teale
 <steve.teale britseyeview.com> =A0 =A0wrote:
 Now here's an interesting target for D - this little beast could sell
 in

 millions, and could be the way that many youngsters start out as
 programmers.

 Presumably LDC would be the quickest thing to get on there?

 Steve

GDC on ARM has been working reasonably well for a while now (although I get an ICE when building the latest trunk - still trying to come up with enough information for a bug report). There's one major bug that requires the section-anchors optimization to be disabled. Last I tried LDC on ARM, it built and segfaulted when building the standard library. GCC code generation for ARM is apparently significantly better than LLVM, so I haven't looked much farther into LDC.

LLVM can't be that bad since it's good enough for Apple and they're abandoning GCC in favor of Clang and LLVM.

I'm looking into it again, apparently it's improved dramatically on ARM in the last few years. The compiler itself builds, but Druntime needs some ARM-specific assembly. Working on that.

You may want to have a peek at GDC's druntime, as it is (mostly) ARM-read=

 Could probably lift some code from there.

 - Alex

If I wanted that, I'd have to dig into GCC's platform specific source (not GDC). Where pushing a thread's state onto the stack in GCC consists of: __builtin_unwind_init(); LLVM and DMD have to write some platform specific assembly. Still, I could probably find GCC's assembly definitions for ARM.
Dec 24 2011