Building LDC runtime for a microcontroller
dylan.graham2000 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 07:44:50 UTC 2020
On Monday, 7 September 2020 at 19:12:59 UTC, aberba wrote:
> On Monday, 7 September 2020 at 16:18:00 UTC, IGotD- wrote:
>> On Monday, 7 September 2020 at 15:23:28 UTC, Severin Teona
>> Use betterC, which is much better suited for microcontrollers
>> than the full D. The disadvantage is that many great features
>> are disabled in betterC.
> How about an alternative runtime + standard library for
> embedded systems...with a least bare minimum. I've seen a
> number of efforts to get D to run in those environments but
> almost none of them is packaged for others to consume.
I use D in an automotive environment (it controls parts of the
powertrain, so yeah there are cars running around on D) on
various types of ARM Cortex M CPUs, I think this will be the best
way to extend D to those platforms.
The existing runtime is PC-oriented. Embedded stuff doesn't need
a GC or some of the more advanced features, but having things
like classes, interfaces, dynamic arrays would make the
development workload a lot easier.
A lot of embedded stuff is done with RTOSs now that provide
memory management and threading support, so having a flexible
lightweight runtime with a generic backend (mem allocation,
threads) that I can hook to the RTOS' libraries would be great.
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