Hi D community!
I’m here again, to describe what I’ve done during the tenth week of Symmetry Autumn of Code.
LLVM upstream follow up update
During the discussion for the next patch in the train, 4 more patches have been raised, due to request to split it even more:
Some more changes were made on other existing patches due to further discussion on implementation details.
I also proposed a minor change on the specification to accommodate artificial local parent symbols when mangling ambiguities happen, see here.
Minimal TypeSystem for D
This week I finally focused on getting a minimal TypeSystem working for D on the LLDB. This means nothing to the end user and huge change need to be made to make it functional exactly the same as is right now, the main difference is that, instead of relying on Clang type system, we have our own.
For now it has the Clang type system disabled and detects D as usual, but does nothing, when requesting any type information.
The current changes for the implementation of D TypeSystem will be in this PR.
I decided to create a seperate repository for this until I have a decent plugin to upstream. As this might take a while to implement, I would like to ask the community if it is worth to do some builds to several platforms with the demangling and language formatters enabled? I’m particularly asking this since building LLVM is a beefy task and some may not be able to do it easily with their machine. What is your thoughts?
What is next?
I will continue implementing TypeSystem for D as well as a new type wrapper to represent a D type. I’m going to start adding support for very basic types.
You can also read this on the D programming language forum, here, and discuss there, including your thoughts about the asked questions!