Ghosting a language feature
avrina12309412342 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 17:40:11 UTC 2020
On Friday, 25 September 2020 at 15:49:54 UTC, Don wrote:
> Unfortunately there was a wrong-code bug in the compiler, which
> happened if compiled with -fPIC. This was only fixed in the
> most recent compiler release.
> So, we have to jump forward many releases. And these releases
> included some huge deprecations. When I did this, the compiler
> spat out over 3000 errors. In many of these cases the required
> changes were far from trivial. Most of the team has left by
> that point, so I have to make the changes and hope I didn't
> break something in the process.
> Then, after making all these changes, I discover there's been a
> regression before the -fPIC fix. The regression is fixed since
> the last release. So the only compiler that works is the
> nightly build of dmd. This is so unprofessional it blows my
Wow that sounds like a nightmare. You should probably get
Walter's attention some other way, he doesn't really read the
forums, especially when he is met with criticism and isn't being
praised with glory.
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