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DMDFE copyright assigned to the FSF?

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 11- 10 23:07 (updated on 2010- 11- 10 23:07)
tagged copyright, d, dmd, dmdfe, en, floss, fsf, gdc, walter bright - with 0 comment(s)

It looks like Walter is willing to (finally) give the copyright assignment of the DMD front-end to the FSF, so GDC can have a chance at being merged to the official GCC distribution.

Let's see how this turns out...

DMD(FE) speller (suggestions)

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 03- 05 15:07 (updated on 2010- 03- 05 15:07)
tagged clang, compiler, d, dmd, dmdfe, en, error, patch, spell - with 0 comment(s)

After some repetitive discussions about how to improve error messages (usually inspired by clang), it looks like now the DMD frontend can suggest the correct symbol name when you have a typo =)

First accepted patch for DMD(FE)

by Leandro Lucarella on 2010- 02- 22 16:45 (updated on 2010- 02- 22 16:45)
tagged d, dmd, dmdfe, en, patch, string import - with 0 comment(s)

Some time ago I wrote a partial patch to fix DMD's issue 3420:

Allow string import of files using subdirectories

const data = import("dir/data.txt");

Specifying -J. for DMD 1.041 is sufficient to allow this to compile.

I couldn't find an option for DMD 1.042 and newer which would allow this to compile.

It's a partial patch because it's implemented only for Posix OSs. The patch passed unnoticed until changeset 389, when the restrictions on string imports became even more evident, and I commented the issue in the DMD internals ML. Fortunately Walter accepted the patch; well accept might be a very strong word, since Walter never really accepts a patch, he always write a new patch based on the submitted one, don't even dream on getting some feedback about it.

But well, that's how he works. At least now in Posix (he said he didn't find a way to do this in Windows) there are no silly restrictions on string imports, without sacrificing security =)