On Monday, 18 January 2016 at 22:26:56 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
at least for 64 bit Linux. Other platforms to follow.
This is what Andrei and I call "enabling" technology, as it
opens the door for many more uses of D, in this case better
interoperability with existing C++ codebases.
Thanks to everyone who helped out with this, especially Elie,
Iain, David and Andrei!
Also looking forward to getting this in GDC and LDC!
Andrei and I feel that better interoperability with C++ is a
major strategic feature and advantage for D. As the recent
thread with Manu's frustrations in doing it show, we still have
a significant way to go. But I hope to push it forward hard in
the next few months.
For the fearless who love working under the hood, extending the
support to the rest of the platforms is a great way to
This is a good start and we should continue this work.
We need review our documentation about interfacing to C++ and
clearly delineate the limits of our features.
For example we should say how do we may write D binding of C++
How do we may inherit D-defined C++ class from external C++
When can we pass object of inherited class back to C++ code?
How do we may cast one extern(C++) class to another extern(C++)
class in D?
Which C++ features we support for different ABIs?
Also, I think, we need to implement linking to some C++ features
(I'll help with this when I finish my alias this duty):
Linking to C++ overloaded operators (without moving their
semantic to D).
Dynamic casting of C++ objects in D.
Maybe partial C++ RTTI support.