[dmd-beta] 64 bit beta for Linux

Jason House jason.james.house at gmail.com
Sun Feb 6 17:44:31 PST 2011

On Feb 6, 2011, at 6:58 PM, Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisProg at gmx.com> wrote:
> You really shouldn't be compiling with ddoc enabled unless you're building the 
> documentation. There are just too many cases where you need separate 
> declarations for ddoc - often because of differences between OSes. There are 
> cases where the ddoc version is different _on purpose_. In the case of 
> std.file.DirEntry.isDir, it's const on Windows because it can be. But because it 
> can't be on Linux, the ddoc version doesn't list it that way. Now, maybe it's on 
> negligble benefit to have isDir const on Windows given that it can't be on Linux, 
> but there are definitely cases where ddoc is forced to be different from a 
> particular OS' version of a declaration, simply because that declaration is 
> different on different systems.
> Do _not_ expect your code to work if you compile with ddoc enabled.

Such requirements feel like a failure of design. Are there any lessons learned from these kinds of problems? I'm sure Walter did not intend separate ddoc versions.
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