[dmd-internals] DMD now requires a working D compiler to be build

deadalnix via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Sun Mar 8 15:03:47 PDT 2015

On Sunday, 8 March 2015 at 19:58:52 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 3/8/2015 7:49 AM, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
>> Congratulations are in order.
> Yes.
>> I have a question from Digger's perspective:
>> Which version of DMD will be required to build DDMD?
>> Will DDMD code be constrained to the feature set of DMD 2.067?
>> Will future DMD versions promise to never break any DDMD code 
>> from any point in
>> time?
>> I certainly hope we aren't going to need a long daisy chain of 
>> DMD versions in
>> order to build DMD completely from source...
> Hmm. That does leave us with the problem of bootstrapping it on 
> a new platform. That would suggest constraining it to be 
> compilable with 2.067.

Also: https://issues.dlang.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14255

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