dmd platform support - poll
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Sat Dec 27 06:44:01 PST 2008
Michel Fortin wrote:
> On 2008-12-25 15:30:52 -0500, Walter Bright <newshound1 at digitalmars.com>
>> What platforms for dmd would you be most interested in using?
>> mac osx 32 bit intel
>> mac osx 64 bit intel
>> linux 64 bit
>> windows 64 bit
>> freebsd 32 bit
>> netbsd 32 bit
> I'm on a PowerPC Mac right now so none of this is going to be very
> useful to me.
> That said, I'd be very happy if I could bundle a good D compiler with my
> D plugin for Xcode, even if it's Intel-only. Currently, the only option
> is GDC which isn't very appealing in its current state. GDC has one
> advantage though: it's super easy to build universal binaries (PowerPC +
> Intel architecture in one executable). Having an Intel-only compiler is
> a disadvantage when developing Mac apps. A consolation is that this will
> fade over time as PowerPC Macs will get replaced by new ones.
> So in my order of preference:
> Mac OS X 32 bit PowerPC
> Mac OS X 32 bit Intel
> Mac OS X 64 bit Intel
> Mac OS X 64 bit PowerPC
> (Not that I expect to see DMD generate PowerPC code in a near future.)
It would be really nice to be able to build 4-way universal binaries
(that is, x86 and ppc, 32 and 64bit) with dmd for mac os x, but that
feels like it's not going to happen in the nearest future.
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