How to convert C to D using compiler?
dkorpel at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 14:20:44 UTC 2021
On Wednesday, 8 December 2021 at 13:19:52 UTC, bauss wrote:
> I never said everything doesn't get finished.
It's easy to get that impression when you wrote:
> Nothing is ever completed or workable.
And only specified afterwards that it's limited to
"ground-breaking features", which is a pretty big caveat by the
way. If I say "static/dynamic arrays, `scope(exit)` and `foreach`
work pretty good", then you could just reply "well, those are not
> nogc is still too limited
Do you have a bugzilla issue, or are you referring to liberal use
of GC allocations in druntime/Phobos?
> betterC is still somewhat limited
It works well when translating C code to D, which was its
intended use case. It's when you start writing new -betterC code
with D features that you get cryptic/unnecessary TypeInfo errors,
which makes this an interesting case: it shows how things can be
unfinished not because the implementation doesn't match the
requirements, but because the requirements update, as people
started using it for e.g. WebAssembly / embedded purposes.
> scope has so many bugs/edge cases that hasn't been solved,
> making it unusable in general.
This year there actually has been lots of progress in eliminating
those bugs, e.g.:
[Fix issue 17977 - destructor allows escaping reference to a
[Fix Issue 22366 - [dip1000] scope variable can be assigned to
[Fix issue 20245 - address of ref should be scope
[Fix issue 21912 - delegate assigned to return scope variable
[Fix Issue 20150 - -dip1000 defeated by
I aggregated the remaining ones here:
More information about the Digitalmars-d