Any progress with inclusion of GDC into the main GCC trunk?
Anders F Björklund
afb at algonet.se
Fri May 11 00:21:13 PDT 2007
Dejan Lekic wrote:
> Last time we discussed this their response was that there is no final
> D specification, yet. Since there is one, now, I see no reasons not
> to include D (GDC) into the GCC tree.
Do you really want D 1.000 included with something ? Isn't it better
to be able to upgrade to the latest D version as posted on the site ?
As far as I know, DMD 1.00 had some pretty serious bugs when released.
But the main reason for it not being included is the one of copyright.
Since the DMD front-end will not be signed over to GCC, GDC is *not*
the GNU D Compiler but the GDC D Compiler. Still free under GPL, but.
Note that the D language specification is copyrighted to Digital Mars,
and is not released under any open license like the frontend code is...
Phobos still has some licensing issues remaining with particular files.
See http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?PhobosLicenseIssues for details.
I think the best would be for a language site with offical downloads,
like http://www.d-programming-language.org/ was meant before it died.
(i.e. something more like perl.org or python.org or ruby-lang.org ?)
D spec, and then feature links to both compilers and both libraries.
Fourth time's the charm, perhaps ? (opend.org, gnu-d.org, d-p-l.org)
Maybe even involve an web designer from the start, this time around. :-)
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