Johannes Pfau nospam at
Fri Feb 3 14:14:05 PST 2012

Am Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:46:49 +0100
schrieb Trass3r <un at>:

> > But things like shared libraries that will become necessary once it
> > becomes mainstream. Lack of shared library support is one of the
> > barriers to it becoming mainstream (among many other things).
> Support for that is almost ready even in dmd.
> You were talking about making phobos shared and that's a different
> thing.

There's probably no need to make phobos shared by default, but it
should be supported. IIRC a shared runtime is necessary for dynamically
loaded D plugins, plugins written in D to be used in C apps and similar

> >> I rather have a slightly bigger executable than having my system
> >> cluttered with hundreds of phobos versions I don't need.
> >
> > Um, that's what you use a package manager for...
> I didn't say anything about management.
> >> And you should keep in mind that dmd's phobos is currently 17MB,
> >> gdc's is 25+5.5. Plus most apps only use a small share of that.
> >>
> >> Making druntime shared sometime is ok I think, but it's just not
> >> ready yet. See the recent associative arrays dilemma. And the
> >> crappy GC.
> >
> > It's strange, I noticed one thing about the D forums, and that is
> > people keep complaining about this problem and that problem, this
> > lack and that lack, and it seems very few are willing to actually
> > do something about it.
> I wasn't complaining, I was stating that even druntime is far from
> being stable.

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