Cannot compile C file using ImportC

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at
Fri Nov 12 08:12:22 UTC 2021

On Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 02:03:22 UTC, Steven 
Schveighoffer wrote:
> I don't think ImportC is that much of a game changer (you can 
> already make C bindings with quite a small effort, and there 
> are tools to get you 90% there), but a broken/not working 
> ImportC will be a huge drawback to the language, so it's 
> important to get it right.

The advantage I though of when I suggested something similar many 
years ago was that it would enable inlining of C functions, but 
since then LLVM has gotten whole program optimization over the 
IR, so now the advantage is more limited.

Maybe there are some metaprogramming advantages, but I cannot 
think of any.

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