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October 05, 2011
[Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
My worst kept secret is out.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk2NA
October 05, 2011
Re: [Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 10:50 PM, Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw@ubuntu.com> wrote:
> My worst kept secret is out.
>
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk2NA
>

:D x 1000
October 05, 2011
Re: [Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
On Wednesday, October 05, 2011 03:50:35 Iain Buclaw wrote:
> My worst kept secret is out.
> 
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk2NA

*Sigh* They gave the link to the old site rather than the d-programming-
language.org, and since www.digitialmars.com only redirects on the main page, 
the link doesn't get redirected to the correct place.

- Jonathan M Davis
October 05, 2011
Re: [Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 10:55 PM, Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg@gmx.com>wrote:

> On Wednesday, October 05, 2011 03:50:35 Iain Buclaw wrote:
> > My worst kept secret is out.
> >
> > http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk2NA
>
> *Sigh* They gave the link to the old site rather than the d-programming-
> language.org, and since www.digitialmars.com only redirects on the main
> page,
> the link doesn't get redirected to the correct place.
>
> - Jonathan M Davis
>


Walter said he would fix this:
http://www.digitalmars.com/d/archives/digitalmars/D/Why_I_m_hesitating_to_switch_to_D_139517.html#N139559
October 05, 2011
Re: [Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
On 2011-10-05 05:50, Iain Buclaw wrote:
> My worst kept secret is out.
>
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk2NA

This is great news.

-- 
/Jacob Carlborg
October 05, 2011
Re: [Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
On 10/4/2011 11:50 PM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
> My worst kept secret is out.
>
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk2NA

Awesome!  Two things, though:

1.  When will this actually happen?  Is GCC 4.7 going to have GDC in it?

2.  How will the impedance mismatch between DMD Front End's fast release 
cycle and GCC's slower release cycle be handled?  I'm definitely not 
going to use the "official" version of GDC packaged with my Linux distro 
or MinGW or whatever when the front end is several versions out of date 
and each front end update contains major bug fixes and additions to Phobos.
October 05, 2011
Re: [Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
== Quote from dsimcha (dsimcha@yahoo.com)'s article
> On 10/4/2011 11:50 PM, Iain Buclaw wrote:
> > My worst kept secret is out.
> >
> > http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk2NA
> Awesome!  Two things, though:
> 1.  When will this actually happen?  Is GCC 4.7 going to have GDC in it?

Can't say. Hopefully things will be in before the 4.7 development window closes.

> 2.  How will the impedance mismatch between DMD Front End's fast release
> cycle and GCC's slower release cycle be handled?  I'm definitely not
> going to use the "official" version of GDC packaged with my Linux distro
> or MinGW or whatever when the front end is several versions out of date
> and each front end update contains major bug fixes and additions to Phobos.

I would imagine that the official releases would be 1 frontend version behind DMD
- given that there is a 2 month period of bug-fixes only before release. Whilst
the development trunk/snapshots will remain in sync.

Again, can't really say - it's too soon to be asking this. :~)


Regards
Iain
October 05, 2011
Re: [Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
Why not just write a redirect rule from the old D pages to the new ones?

On Oct 4, 2011, at 11:55 PM, Jonathan M Davis wrote:

> On Wednesday, October 05, 2011 03:50:35 Iain Buclaw wrote:
>> My worst kept secret is out.
>> 
>> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTk2NA
> 
> *Sigh* They gave the link to the old site rather than the d-programming-
> language.org, and since www.digitialmars.com only redirects on the main page, 
> the link doesn't get redirected to the correct place.
> 
> - Jonathan M Davis
October 05, 2011
Re: [Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
"dsimcha" <dsimcha@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
news:j6hkec$7lb$1@digitalmars.com...
>
> 2.  How will the impedance mismatch between DMD Front End's fast release 
> cycle and GCC's slower release cycle be handled?  I'm definitely not going 
> to use the "official" version of GDC packaged with my Linux distro or 
> MinGW or whatever when the front end is several versions out of date and 
> each front end update contains major bug fixes and additions to Phobos.

Even if this is an issue at first, I'd bet it will become less and less 
significant as DMD/Phobos improve and solidify.
October 05, 2011
Re: [Phoronix] Merging In The GNU D Language Compiler To GCC
Maybe if this was posted on Reddit it would get some vocal support and
give the GNU guys reassurance that D is a sought-after language.

Anyway this is great news! Congrats to Iain Buclaw and anyone else who helped.
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