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ddmd-clean README, by Zach the Mystic a.k.a. Zach Tollen see NOTES for updates, etc. Hi, thanks for reading me. ddmd-clean is Digital Mars D ported to the D Programming Language. Instead of porting everything, which would be overwhelming, ddmd-clean has only ported dmd's Lexer, Parser, and Pretty-Printing capabilities. I started with ddmd (http://www.dsource.org/projects/ddmd), and then cut out all the semantic and backend. But the real work was in converting all the weird C++ style code to much awesomer D equivalents. To witness the power of what's already here, first take a look at main.d. Then, simply type: ddmd-clean$ ./build.sh or its equivalent: ddmd-clean$ rdmd -J./dmd main Zach p.s. Note about the GPL license: I would much rather this be Boost or some other license, but unless I get explicit permission, it must remain GPL only. Indeed, reading the GPL sends an Orwellian shiver down my spine with the misuse of the word "free" (a clearer and more precise legal term would be "anti-proprietary", no?) to describe their software. I'm not sure exactly why anyone would chose this license for their computer programs. Even assuming sound reasons for including similarly anti-proprietary terms in a license, the tone of the GPL is so juvenile as to preclude it in my mind from being taken seriously. I'm sure there are good reasons and bad reasons for wanting to make your software un-privatizable, but the only good reason to choose the GPL is if you simply can't find a license which offers the same terms without the same juvenile leftist nonsense, and you don't have time to write one yourself, which I assume must be the case with dmd's otherwise decent and reasonable copyright holders. To make my point clearer, I have rewritten the program's license as I would LIKE to see it: NOTE: NOT THIS PROGRAM'S CURRENT LICENSE!! /* * Copyright (c) 1999-2008 by Digital Mars * The original author(s) of this software have placed significant * restrictions on how it may be used. While this happens to be * "free software" according to the definition used by the Free Software * Foundation, it is not really free. Any redistribution in any form of * this software must adhere to the following restrictions: * * o Any distribution of any program which includes any part of this * software either in source or in binary form MUST be accompanied * by said program's own complete source code. * o Any distribution of any program which includes any part of this * software must display this license and be made available under the * terms of this license. * o This license may not be removed or altered from any distribution of * this software. * */