On Sunday, 27 August 2023 at 09:10:14 UTC, drock wrote:
On Saturday, 26 August 2023 at 13:08:14 UTC, kinke wrote:
Glad to announce LDC 1.34.0. Major changes:
- Based on D 2.104.2.
- Support for LLVM 16, incl. v16.0.6 for the prebuilt packages. Support for v9 and v10 was dropped.
- 64-bit RISC-V: Enable ISA extensions ('rv64gc') by default when targeting an operating system.
Full release log and downloads: https://github.com/ldc-developers/ldc/releases/tag/v1.34.0
Thanks to all contributors & sponsors!
Thanks for the great work.
LDC team procuce the most important compiler with such less manpower.
Unlike other new player (rust, zig, ponylang), they are focus on llvm only backend and make great success.
The most dangerous crisis for dlang is keep loss users and developers, there can be a thousand reasons for that. not focus at one backend and imrpove it to the best is one reason.
for example Coroutines in LLVM can be add into dlang and work with C++, there is simple no manpower for it.
These languages are stuck with LLVM and as a result are known for having very bad build speed
The day D looses DMD will be the day i stop using D, DMD gives me fast build speed
I don't understand the narrative that is being pushed to get rid of DMD, this sound like sabotage rather than improvement
LDC is great for portability release/prod builds, for debug/fast iteration, DMD is unmatched, it's a competitive advantage only few languages have, having a fast compiler + LLVM based compiler is a killer combo, nobody should try to shut down DMD, it's beyond stupid
Fun fact: Zig people are working on getting rid of LLVM and they are building their own backend, must be telling something, don't you think?
ARM support for DMD would help making it future proof