Moritz Maxeiner via digitalmars-d-ldc digitalmars-d-ldc at puremagic.com
Wed Aug 2 11:11:25 PDT 2017

On Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 17:42:05 UTC, Moinak Bhattacharyya 
> Has the JIT (ORCJIT) been looked into to take the place of the 
> interpreter for CTFE? It seems to me this would drastically 
> widen the scope of CTFE (ie you could now run arbitrary code at 
> compile time with an appropriate symbol resolver) and would 
> simplify the codebase too. Thoughts?

Points against:
- CTFE is part of the frontend shared between D compilers (-> 
increased maintenance costs)
- There is a newCTFE in the works by Stefan Koch[1] (-> 
duplicated effort)

[1] https://github.com/UplinkCoder/dmd/tree/newCTFE
[2] https://github.com/UplinkCoder/dmd/tree/newCTFE_LLVMBackend

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