Test results for D on Android/ARM

Joakim via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at puremagic.com
Mon Jan 18 06:09:00 PST 2016

On Monday, 18 January 2016 at 09:32:06 UTC, David Nadlinger wrote:
> Hi Joakim,
> On 17 Jan 2016, at 12:24, Joakim via digitalmars-d-ldc wrote:
>> I've released updated test runners on github:
>> https://github.com/joakim-noah/android/releases/tag/polish
> I don't have much to contribute right now but thank you for 
> keeping us updated on the progress. We should probably figure 
> out how to go forward with integrating this into mainline LDC 
> soon (how do the upstream LLVM TLS support additions affect 
> this, by the way?).

Yes, I wanted to polish off some of these remaining rough edges 
before submitting PRs.  I will do that next, as there's only a 
couple failing tests left and they don't bother me.

As for "the upstream LLVM TLS support additions," I assume you're 
talking about the recent support for emulated TLS added to llvm 
3.8, that mimics the way gcc does it.  I tried it out a while 
back, works fine, except I'll need to figure out how to register 
that TLS data with the GC, as Johannes had to do for gcc.  I 
haven't looked into that last GC portion yet.

> I'm bringing this up now because the upcoming 2.069 merge (with 
> the move to the D frontend) has the potential to be quite 
> disruptive to long-term projects like yours, and I want to be 
> sure things do no grind to a halt because of that.

Why do you say that: do you expect it to take a while to get the 
2.069 release of ldc done?  Since I'm providing ldc as a 
cross-compiler, I don't see how it would affect the linux/x86 or 
linux/x64 host compiler.  It might affect the native Android/ARM 
host compiler, but I'm optimistic that that won't take much.

If you simply mean that merging might take a while after 
switching the ldc frontend to D, as my patches are against the 
current C++ version of ldc, my patches to the ldc compiler itself 
are fairly minimal. The vast majority is Kai's longdouble2 
branch, which is only necessary when cross-compiling, and I 
suspect we could translate it fairly quickly if needed.

Long answer short: I don't expect the 2.069 merge to affect the 
Android port much, but I'll try to get some PRs in before then 

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