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

Vladimir Panteleev via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Mon Mar 9 05:57:19 PDT 2015

On Monday, 9 March 2015 at 10:47:06 UTC, Daniel Murphy wrote:
> "Vladimir Panteleev"  wrote in message 
> news:njvvnodefqmrhzbuxcja at forum.dlang.org...
>> A machine-readable version is preferable because then Digger 
>> can consult it to know which pre-built DMD version to fetch.
> Yes.  Any preference on the name?

Not really. There is the VERSION file, maybe something like that.

>> If we had somewhere a machine-readable list of all DMD 
>> releases with binaries for major platforms plus release dates, 
>> it could use that as well, and just use the latest stable 
>> release for the point in time which the source code to be 
>> built is from.
> Can that be generated from the git tags?

It depends, do we have a stable URL structure for DMD downloads 
so that you can build a working download URL with only the 
platform and version?

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