Thread overview
Change hardcoded path to tzdata directory
Dec 22
kinke
Dec 23
kinke
December 22
Hello,

I added the TZ_DATABASE_DIR option to the Phobos Makefile to change the hardcoded path in the code with https://github.com/dlang/phobos/pull/5966.
Is LDC using this Makefile to build Phobos and is it possible to specify that option in the LDC build somehow or do I need to implement a solution for LDC too?

Thomas

December 22
On Saturday, 22 December 2018 at 16:51:27 UTC, Thomas Mader wrote:
> Is LDC using this Makefile to build Phobos

Nope.

> is it possible to specify that option in the LDC build somehow or do I need to implement a solution for LDC too?

You can add arbitrary LDC compile flags for druntime/Phobos via `-DD_FLAGS=...` in the CMake command line, no need to hack a Makefile.
Your PR was merged into master, not stable, which means chances are this isn't going to land before 2.085, so you'll have to adapt LDC's Phobos until then.
December 23
On Saturday, 22 December 2018 at 17:55:25 UTC, kinke wrote:
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> Your PR was merged into master, not stable, which means chances are this isn't going to land before 2.085, so you'll have to adapt LDC's Phobos until then.

That change was merged quite a while ago, so it was part of DMD 2.079 and LDC 1.9 - see: https://github.com/ldc-developers/phobos/commit/735b360c4215720adf3b64b76c274ce1094538f9#diff-fdecdaf8196f65e06e550af5fd31a088.

On related note, I have observed several times at least where changes to the build system upstream weren't propagated downstream to GDC and LDC as you guys are using different build systems. The -dipxxxx and -transition=xxxxx flags look like future trouble maker candidates. Any suggestions how we could make this easier for you?
December 23
On Sunday, 23 December 2018 at 22:40:38 UTC, Petar Kirov [ZombineDev] wrote:
> That change was merged quite a while ago, so it was part of DMD 2.079 and LDC 1.9

Ah yeah, I only noticed December [2017] and thought it was brand-new. ;)

> On related note, I have observed several times at least where changes to the build system upstream weren't propagated downstream to GDC and LDC as you guys are using different build systems. The -dipxxxx and -transition=xxxxx flags look like future trouble maker candidates. Any suggestions how we could make this easier for you?

-dip already was IIRC. Don't you have a file with a list of files to be compiled with DIP1008 or something? ;)

I surely don't want to step down to Makefiles. E.g., with CMake we don't have to maintain a (or actually, multiple) Makefiles whenever adding, removing or moving some module (although I guess that'd be possible with Makefiles too). And there's quite a lot of LDC specifics, for cross-compilation, LTO etc.

We have the testsuite at least, so something breaking can hardly be missed. Good test coverage is the best way to catch our attention.