DWT fails to build with DMD 2.074.0
digitalmars-d-dwt at puremagic.com
Sat Apr 29 06:54:04 PDT 2017
On Saturday, 29 April 2017 at 12:42:09 UTC, JamesD wrote:
> Is there a known issue with DMD 2.074.0 importing *.di files?
> (If no answer here, I will re-post in the DMD thread)
> I've searched, but could not find this issue in the forums.
> The following errors occur on both linux and windows when
> building a simple hello world DWT gui app. The same code builds
> on DMD 2.073.2 with no errors on both 32-bit and 64-bit linux
> and windows.
> Build error with DMD 2.074.0 importing *.di files:
> It is beyond my technical ability to decipher what the core
> issue is.
> The same code builds with no errors when importing the
> corresponding *.d files instead of the *.di files.
> There are no errors building the DWT static libraries with DMD
> The errors occur when building a simple hello.d DWT gui app.
> The obvious work-around is to import the *.d files instead of
> the *.di files.
> Building *.d files is a little slower, but almost negligible on
> a fast PC.
> However, there are minor issues with a few of the *.d files.
> There are double semi-colons (;;) at the end of a few lines.
> Here are the warnings building *.d files with dmd on linux:
> Perhaps I'll do a pull request to fix these minor errors?
Are the *.di generated automatically, or are they written by
hand? The compiler is known  to have problems with header
(*.di) generation, and IIRC there were some fixes recently 
that may have caused this problem. On the other hand there are no
known issues with importing *.di, since it works the same as as
improting plain *.d files (*.di is only a convention - you can
functions without bodies or vice versa in both).
Looking at https://pastebin.com/UgWNqZzh it seems that the
problem shouldn't be hard to solve, since it's only a syntax
error. I suggest examining and manually editing
../dwt/imp/org/eclipse/swt/accessibility/Accessible.di to narrow
down the problem.
I have no knowledge of DWT, so sorry if this is not very helpful.
: http://dlang.org/changelog/2.074.0.html issue 15676
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