"Joakim" wrote in message news:sfhycfhmabpfxxuxn...@forum.dlang.org...
Great work, thanks to Daniel and others who helped out, can't wait to use
ddmd and see all the changes that come with it in the next couple
I can't wait to use foreach internally! No more manual for loops!
Can we look forward to a complete ddmd, ie backend and everything ported
to D too, anytime soon?
I've started on the glue layer, and most of that should be done soon, but
the backend brings a bunch of complications:
- The code style is nothing like the frontend
- It makes heavy use of the preprocessor
- We don't have a good way of testing it, which makes refactoring risky
My current plan is to create a nice text form of the backend's IR, then
convert DMC's test suite to this format, with before and after snapshots. I
can then feed these tests through DMD's backend (no need for a C++ frontend
any more) to check for regressions, letting me start modernizing the code
and converting it to D.
This is going to take a while.