On Monday, 22 December 2014 at 23:14:44 UTC, Elie Morisse wrote:
Being 100% compatible with C++ means more or less adding a fully functional C++ compiler front end to D. Anecdotal evidence suggests that writing such is a minimum of a 10 man-year project, essentially making a D compiler with such capability unimplementable.

Well.. it is :D

Well, technically speaking you DO include fully functional C++ compiler front end with much more than 10 man-years of time invested - it just happens that it is already available and called clang :)

Project itself is very cool but I am in doubts about possibility of merging this upstream. Doing so would make full D implementation effectively impossible without some C++ compiler already available as a library on same platform - quite a restriction!

I think it is better suited as LDC extension and would discourage its usage in public open-source projects sticking to old way of C binding generation instead. For more in-house projects it looks like an absolute killer and exactly the thing Facebook guys wanted :)

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