So... let's document dmd

Daniel Murphy via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Sat Jan 16 23:31:51 PST 2016

On 17/01/2016 2:29 AM, Joakim wrote:
> While this would all be nice in principle, the reality is that dmd is
> mostly worked on by two people these days
> ( and
> they're unlikely to refactor ddmd to put forth a libdmd.  It will depend
> on someone caring enough to take it up, as Daniel did with the port of
> the frontend to D.  As tsbockman said, I don't think we're at the stage
> where anybody will put in that much effort into this.

I've already spent a huge amount of time on refactoring the frontend, 
there's just so much more to do.  More important than allowing new 
third-party uses of the frontend, is that well defined interfaces will 
make maintaining GDC and LDC less tricky.  Having to maintain a stable 
API would probably hurt more than it helps at this point.

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