LDC 0.14.0 alpha1 released! Please help test!

Dicebot via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at puremagic.com
Sun Aug 3 16:47:28 PDT 2014

On Sunday, 3 August 2014 at 23:37:55 UTC, David Nadlinger via 
digitalmars-d-ldc wrote:
> On 3 Aug 2014, at 17:36, Dicebot via digitalmars-d-ldc wrote:
>> P.S. I have noticed that now libdruntime.a is not included 
>> into libphobos2.a and needs to be package too, is it intended 
>> or just unforeseen side effect of shared library support?
> This is an intended change. Let me elaborate a bit:
> The linking behavior was indeed changed while introducing 
> shared library support, as it is more or less the natural thing 
> to do for shared libraries (some programs might only depend on 
> druntime, and there should be only one copy of it. I could have 
> left the way static libraries are built unchanged, but that 
> would have required more logic for setting up the config files 
> appropriately and so on. Additionally, we were actually 
> building the object files twice before, so the build system 
> internals for the static case needed a revision anyway.
> In short, it probably doesn't make a lot of difference either 
> way, but the split version seems a bit nicer conceptually and 
> simplifies the build system a bit. If there is a good reason to 
> revert to the previous version, this could definitely be done 
> (although I probably won't have the time to do the changes 
> until end of August).
> This should definitely be mentioned in the release notes, 
> though (the library name also changed to phobos2-ldc instead of 
> phobos-ldc so as to avoid any transitioning problems).
> Cheers,
> David

No problem, it took me only few minutes to figure out the changes 
and update the  packaging script. Just wanted to make sure it is 
known and intended change.

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