DMD as cross-compiler

Andrea Fontana nospam at
Wed Nov 11 13:47:46 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 10:49:54 UTC, Walter Bright 
> I realized that DMD is pretty close to being a cross-compiler, 
> and won't need much work to go the rest of the way. I 
> anticipate it could be very convenient when inconvenient to get 
> the native DMD installed. It also should be useful for 
> debugging problems with test suite failures :-/
> Much of the static versioning in the backend is the result of 
> converting it from C with its #if statements. Being done with 
> all that preprocessor legacy will be nice.
> Working on a series of incremental PRs to make this happen.

Wow nice! But will it work out-of-the-box? I mean: what about 
linking with druntime, for example?


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