dmd & gdc
un at known.com
Thu Jan 26 04:34:39 PST 2012
On Thursday, 26 January 2012 at 11:46:19 UTC, sami wrote:
> my question is if there thing i can do with dmd only and visa
> what the feature of one of them over the other?
> what the different between them in term of inline assembly,
> performance, platform and bugs?
They share the frontend, i.e. language support is pretty much the
dmd's backend is limited both in terms of performance and
platform support (x86 only), but it compiles D code faster.
gdc inherits gcc's sophisticated optimizer capabilities, but may
have unique bugs in its glue code.
On Windoze gdc is really preferable cause the dmd/dmc toolchain
is just crap and doesn't support x64 at all. Building gdc
yourself is PITA on Win though.
On Linux the difference isn't that big.
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