On Friday, 31 January 2020 at 14:25:30 UTC, Basile B. wrote:
On Friday, 31 January 2020 at 11:19:37 UTC, Saurabh Das wrote:
I see that DUB has DMD as a library package, but I was not able to understand how to use it.

Is it possible to use DMD as a library within a D program to compile a string to machine code and run the compiled code at runtime?


Fundamentally DMD as a library is a front-end. Jitting is to the backend side. You'll be able to lex and parse the source to get an AST, to perform the semantic passes on this AST and that's all.

Then to run this code you would need to make an AST visitor that will generate the binary code to execute. Even using a specialized library with jitting abilities, such as LLVM-d [1] or libfirm-d [2], this would be *quite* a journey.

[1] https://github.com/MoritzMaxeiner/llvm-d
[2] https://gitlab.com/basile.b/libfirm-d

about [1] (llvm) I've made a better binding this weekend:


Seriouly I cant believe that at some point in the past I translated by hand. dstep can handle big C libraries.

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