Add targets for release binaries? (1.3+)

Johan Engelen via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at
Sat Apr 22 07:52:07 PDT 2017

On Saturday, 22 April 2017 at 11:55:39 UTC, David Nadlinger wrote:
> On Saturday, 22 April 2017 at 10:21:05 UTC, Johan Engelen wrote:
>> Would it make sense to release 1.3 with more targets enabled 
>> than the host?
>> X86, ARM, AArch64 ?
> I don't really think it makes sense for end users, as we would 
> need to ship the respective standard libraries and a way to 
> select between cross-compilation targets as well.

The extra standard libraries could be separate downloads (hosted 
by whoever), but there is also `-betterC`.
We could include a script that builds Phobos for a certain triple 
(I was already thinking about including such a script for 
building Phobos with LTO), but for druntime we don't include all 
the source...

> The primary motivation behind shipping host-only releases was 
> binary size - have you checked recently how the two build 
> compare?

Just tested: adding ARM and AArch64 to X86 on Mac adds 5 MB (LTO 

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