ARM Cortex-M Microcontroller startup files

Timo Sintonen via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Sat May 2 01:33:33 PDT 2015

On Saturday, 2 May 2015 at 02:08:40 UTC, Mike wrote:

> I'm totally with you on this.  I don't want a "better C" or a 
> "worse D".  I hope that programming in D on these 
> microcontrollers looks very much like the idomatic D in other 
> domains.  I want dyanamic memory allocation to be available for 
> sure, but I don't want it to be a prerequisite like the garbage 
> collector currently is.  IMO it should be opt in.

We should make a list of D features that we can have with and 
without malloc. Then a test program that use all these feqatures.
An object file is not picked from the library if it is not used. 
Options are not needed when compiling the library.

> Also, aren't you using this malloc 
> (
>  That looks small and tight, but should be written in D :-)
It is ok for me and it is used in our production code that does 
not yet use D. I am still open for other solutions.
These functions should be at least extern C because library code 
written in C may use them.

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