Using the 'd' USE flag, gcc-4.1 can support the D language using the frontend from http://sourceforge.net/projects/dgcc/. This project has been long discontinued and therefore ebuilds for newer versions of GCC no longer support this USE flag.
However, for quite some time now, the gdc frontend has risen from the dead here: https://bitbucket.org/goshawk/gdc/wiki/Home. It supports GCC from 4.1.x to 4.6.x and, good thing, the code in toolchain.eclass that setup the frontend still works (apart from the url, I tested it with gcc-4.4 and gcc-4.5).
So, I was wondering what the Gentoo GCC team would think about bringing back the 'd' USE flag for >gcc-4.1* ? If so, what about adding a (mutually exclusive) 'd2' use flag since the new D frontend supports both versions of the language ?
post a patch and i don't have a problem adding it
Patches were submitted for 4.8 but IIRC there was a lot of work that needed to be done to get it into shape. I'm not sure what the current status is.
Is anyone still interested in this?
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(In reply to Andreas K. Hüttel from comment #3)
> Is anyone still interested in this?
> [Note to self,