Add targets for release binaries? (1.3+)

Adrian Matoga via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at
Fri Apr 28 01:23:12 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.

Moreover, "ARM" alone doesn't mean anything in this context. The 
sheer number of platforms using different ABIs, architecture 
versions, library versions and configurations makes it virtually 
impossible to even build druntime and Phobos in a way that they 
could later be at least linked correctly for all ARM-based 

That being said, having binary packages that work out-of-the-box 
for a few popular targets, such as Raspbian, Android and OS X, 
wouldn't be a bad thing.

More information about the digitalmars-d-ldc mailing list