SDC - The Stupid D Compiler
This is the home of a D compiler. SDC is at the moment, particularly stupid; it is a work in progress. Feel free to poke around, but don't expect it to compile your code.
The code is released under the MIT license (see the LICENCE file for more details). Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
SDC requires DMD release
2.072 to compile.
Right now, SDC is a work in progress and unusable for any production work. Its intent is to provide a D compiler as a library (libd) in order to improve the overall D toolchain by enabling the possibility of developing new tools.
SDC now supports many very advanced features (static ifs, string mixins, CTFE) of D, but not many basic ones. This is a development choice to allow the architecturing of the compiler around the hardest features of the language. As a consequence, SDC has a solid base to build upon.
What Can It Compile?
See the tests directory for a sample of what is/should-be working. phobos/object.d contains the current (temporary) object.d file for SDC.
This just me thinking outloud about what features I want, when.
- Compile D style (writeln) hello world.
- Compile itself, which imply compile most of D.
- Propose a stable API for 3rd party.
- extern (C++)
Compiling SDC on Linux
make and the latest DMD installed.
Install LLVM 3.9.
Then you can compile
dmd and run it to run the test suites. There should be no regressions.
SDC contains a lot of hardcoded PATH right now, so it's hard to integrate properly with the system. It expects object.d to be in ../libs/object.d
SDC requires LLVM 3.9 . If the default llvm-config on your system is an older version, you can specify a newer version via
LLVM_CONFIG. For instance, on a debian system, you want to use
make LLVM_CONFIG=llvm-config-3.9 .
For detailed installing instructions please refer the Dockerfile.
Compiling SDC on Mac OS X
make and the latest DMD installed. You'll also need llvm38 if you don't already have it. One way to install llvm that's been tested is to use Homebrew, a package manager for OS X. After installing it by following instructions from the web page, run the command
brew install llvm39, followed by
make LLVM_CONFIG=llvm-config-3.9 . If you are using MacPorts instead, you can run
sudo port install llvm-3.9, followed by
make LLVM_CONFIG=llvm-config-mp-3.9 .
You'll also need a recent version of
nasm does not recognise the
macho64 output format, try updating
Usage as Docker Image
If you do not want to compile SDC on your own, you can use the automatic generated Docker Image.
Assume you have a
test.d file in your local directory, you can compile it using the Docker image with this command:
docker run -ti -v $(pwd):/src dlanguage/sdc test.d
Extract the LLVM DLL binary archive to the SDC repository, then build with
make -f Makefile.windows.
When running SDC, make sure
opt are available in your PATH.
To run the tests, execute
dmd runner.d to build the test-runner application found in
tests/, then run it with