Lack of open source shown as negative part of D on Dr. Dobbs

Brad Roberts braddr at
Wed May 9 16:43:57 PDT 2012

On Thu, 10 May 2012, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:

> Yesterday or the day before I pulled the latest Phobos into my dev branch and
> tried to compile it, only for some unittests to fall over rather nastily.  Of
> course, it was because the latest Phobos updates relied on some recent updates
> to DMD and/or Druntime: I had to pull and compile the latest versions of those
> before Phobos would compile and pass tests.
> It's unlikely that GDC and/or LDC could pick up those sorts of updates quickly
> enough to not impact on developers, unless there's a deliberate policy of
> keeping feature parity.  So that means (for now) there's no way that one can
> reliably hack on Phobos using one of the fully open source compilers.

If you're using ldc or gdc, you should develop agains the gdc/ldc provided 
druntime and phobos too.

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