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March 20, 2006
linux (ppc architecture)
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
March 24, 2006
Re: linux (ppc architecture)
"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.
March 25, 2006
Re: linux (ppc architecture)
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.

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Regards,
James Dunne
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