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digitalmars.D - Re: Why are some casts from floating point to integral done differently

 The Digital Mars C compiler was started in 1982, and a lot of it still
survives 
 in the code base (library & compiler).
 
 The evolution of the human brain is not done by replacing structures with new 
 ones, but by putting new layers over the old ones and overriding them. Hence,
we 
 all have a notochord, and a dinosaur brain, etc. You can see that in the back 
 end code; the original design and structure is intact, it's just been layered 
 over. Maybe some day I should dig up NWC 1.0 and post it!
 
 The D front end, however, is radically different from the C front end.

If by some impossible way you could travel back in time to `82, could hardware support D if you would build it then?
Mar 16 2010