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LDC 1.17.0-beta1
Aug 10
kinke
Aug 10
a11e99z
Aug 10
aliak
Aug 12
kinke
August 10
Glad to announce the first beta for LDC 1.17:

* Based on D 2.087.1+ (stable from some days ago).
  * The DMD fix wrt. 'local templates can now receive local symbols' hasn't been ported yet.
* LLVM upgraded to v8.0.1.
* Fix for v1.16.0 regression when returning void expressions.
* Don't ignore some options like `-lowmem` in response files.
* Proper Unicode support for LDC/LDMD itself on Windows.
* More fixes...

Full release log and downloads: https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases/tag/v1.17.0-beta1

Please help test, and thanks to all contributors!
August 10
On Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 15:51:28 UTC, kinke wrote:
> Glad to announce the first beta for LDC 1.17:
>
> * Based on D 2.087.1+ (stable from some days ago).
>   * The DMD fix wrt. 'local templates can now receive local symbols' hasn't been ported yet.
> * LLVM upgraded to v8.0.1.
> * Fix for v1.16.0 regression when returning void expressions.
> * Don't ignore some options like `-lowmem` in response files.
> * Proper Unicode support for LDC/LDMD itself on Windows.
> * More fixes...
>
> Full release log and downloads: https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases/tag/v1.17.0-beta1
>
> Please help test, and thanks to all contributors!

thank you

OT:
why not equalize the versions?
based on DMD 2_087_1? ok, LDC 2_087_1_b1
is this patch? ok, LDC 2_087_1_p1
how long will we endure this mess? :) will the LDC go its own way in the future?
August 10
On Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 15:51:28 UTC, kinke wrote:
> Glad to announce the first beta for LDC 1.17:

Nice!

>
> * Based on D 2.087.1+ (stable from some days ago).
>   * The DMD fix wrt. 'local templates can now receive local

Are there plans to port this or is it just too unworkable as is? And if it is too unworkable is there anything that can be done to get it in?

> symbols' hasn't been ported yet.
> * LLVM upgraded to v8.0.1.
> * Fix for v1.16.0 regression when returning void expressions.
> * Don't ignore some options like `-lowmem` in response files.
> * Proper Unicode support for LDC/LDMD itself on Windows.
> * More fixes...
>
> Full release log and downloads: https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases/tag/v1.17.0-beta1
>
> Please help test, and thanks to all contributors!


August 11
On Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 15:51:28 UTC, kinke wrote:
> Glad to announce the first beta for LDC 1.17:
> ...
> Please help test, and thanks to all contributors!

No changes in my standard performance tests (good). All functional tests pass as well.
August 12
On Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 17:04:15 UTC, aliak wrote:
> Are there plans to port this or is it just too unworkable as is? And if it is too unworkable is there anything that can be done to get it in?

It needs analysis first, to estimate whether a different implementation in the front-end is feasible and worth it, or whether porting the required codegen modifications (to each non-DMD compiler) is less trouble and acceptable. I haven't looked at it in detail yet and am not looking forward to it.
August 12
On Saturday, 10 August 2019 at 15:51:28 UTC, kinke wrote:
> Glad to announce the first beta for LDC 1.17:
>
> * Based on D 2.087.1+ (stable from some days ago).
>   * The DMD fix wrt. 'local templates can now receive local symbols' hasn't been ported yet.
> * LLVM upgraded to v8.0.1.
> * Fix for v1.16.0 regression when returning void expressions.
> * Don't ignore some options like `-lowmem` in response files.
> * Proper Unicode support for LDC/LDMD itself on Windows.
> * More fixes...
>
> Full release log and downloads: https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases/tag/v1.17.0-beta1
>
> Please help test, and thanks to all contributors!

Passing all tests in intel-intrinsics!

This seem to support Catalina, very glad about this :) THANKS