dmd platform support - poll

Jacob Carlborg doobnet at
Sat Dec 27 06:44:01 PST 2008

Michel Fortin wrote:
> On 2008-12-25 15:30:52 -0500, Walter Bright <newshound1 at> 
> said:
>> What platforms for dmd would you be most interested in using?
>> .net
>> jvm
>> mac osx 32 bit intel
>> mac osx 64 bit intel
>> linux 64 bit
>> windows 64 bit
>> freebsd 32 bit
>> netbsd 32 bit
>> other?
> 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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