64-bit support (Was: Poll: Primary D version)

dsimcha dsimcha at gmail.com
Mon May 24 06:05:54 PDT 2010

== Quote from Bruno Medeiros (brunodomedeiros+spam at com.gmail)'s article
> On 23/05/2010 01:45, Walter Bright wrote:
> > Walter Bright wrote:
> >
> > Other toolchain problems are things like shared libraries, installation,
> > bugzilla bugs, etc.
> Installation? What kind of problems are those?

On Linux, DMD can be a PITA to install if you're using an ancient distribution due
to glibc being a different version than what DMD expects.  I use such a machine
and the only way to get DMD to work is to compile from source.

On Windows there's been some talk of making an installer.  Personally, I think
this should be a very low priority.  Unpacking a zip file may not be the most
friendly installation method for someone who's completely computer illiterate, but
we're talking about programmers here.  Even novice ones should be able to figure
out how to unpack a zip file into a reasonable directory.

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