SCons and gdc

Russel Winder russel at
Mon Oct 22 11:03:03 PDT 2012


On Mon, 2012-10-22 at 10:55 -0700, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> I've been using Russel's new D tooling to great effect -- it has been
> working quite well with dmd. However, I'm wondering if there's a way to
> make it work correctly for gdc (which uses gcc-style command-line
> syntax)? Currently, it tries to run gdc with dmd-style syntax, which
> causes object files to be wrongly named (-offilename.o gets interpreted
> as -o ffilename.o by gdc).

Uuurrr... the gdc tool should use GCC standard options, and indeed fail
in DMD/GDMD/LDC style options.  If this is not the case we should raise
a bug report, create a unit test fail and add it into the code base.

> A temporary workaround is to use gdmd, of course, but I'd like to be
> able to access the gcc-style gdc-specific options for my builds.

I have to admit to not having tested GDC so much as it isn't 2.060
compatible as yet, and LDC is, so I am using the ldc tool for the


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