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

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Wed May 26 06:23:35 PDT 2010

On 05/26/2010 05:07 AM, Don wrote:
> Bruno Medeiros wrote:
>> On 24/05/2010 14:05, dsimcha wrote:
>>> == 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.
>> Ah, ok, I've only used DMD windows so far, thus I wasn't aware of
>> those problems. (in windows its fine)
>> And I think the zip file installation is fine versus using an
>> installer, in fact I even prefer it.
> Ditto. Windows installers always make me nervous -- you're never quite
> sure what they're going to do, and what problems they're about to cause.

Hmmm, that's quite a change of attitude since my Windows days. I 
remember I wouldn't look twice at an application that didn't come with 
an installer.


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