On Saturday, 16 December 2023 at 18:59:50 UTC, Johan wrote:> >
Make sure what you read benefits list:
Much of your list are not benefits, just removing things from the source code that you find "ugly" I guess. For example, removing
version (Linux): is not a benefit; it's just developer taste, with no benefit for the user.
This is actually one (little) benefit, because currently you cannot write a program for Windows that will use some druntime Linux structures for parsing something like net traffic, core dumps, etc. You will need to duplicate Linux (or Posix) structures for that.
This is a meaningless block that has formed historically because it was easier and faster to implement by this way>
I understand that for you currently the situation is not nice. But it is not a good solution to make life good for you, and make it worse for the status quo. A custom druntime or non-standard OS is not a very common case.
(At first, I don't see what currently druntime is distributed as ready for cross-compilation bundle. I.e., ldc2 archieve isn't contains druntime binary for Windows, Linux and *BSDs simultaneously, right? In this case we should not change anything particularly much in the config)
As for me, we don't know common this case or not. "Non-standard OS" includes thousands variations of hardware+software from realtime embedded software to modern gaming consoles support or so on.
But it will be simpler to be always at second place (after invincible C and C++) on D support implementation timeline in the event of the appearance of some new (revolutionary, of course) devices or OS inventions. So I think I guess that the impact of such a changes will be great.
ldc2.conf will obtain 3-6 sections (i.e. about ~50 lines total) for common platforms like Linux, Windows and *BSD. Is that too expensive?