On Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at 09:45:07 UTC, Jonathan M Davis
It's one thing for someone who is familiar with D to weigh the
options and decide that being tied to ldc is okay. It's quite
another to tell someone who isn't familiar with D that in order
to use D, they have to use a feature which only works with a
specific compiler that is not the reference compiler and which
will likely never work with the reference compiler.
It also wouldn't work with GDC. Given that GDC has been added to
GCC, it would be a bad idea to tell people they need to use LDC
to work with C code.