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Project Description

This is a back-end (code generator) for the D 2.0 Programming Language Compiler.

It produces textual IL code and invokes the ILASM utility to turn it into executables, the same way as early C and C++ compilers generated ASM code and invoked a separate assembler program to produce obj files.

The source code for the project is located under dmd/, all other source code (front-end, D libraries, etc) is not part of the project, and it is provided only to give the complete context to the back-end (and to allow people to download and build the project as painlessly as possible -- it does not make sense to download the front-end from one site and the back-end from another, before one can piece them together).

The back-end code is published under the Microsoft Public License.

The back-end code is not of production quality, it is intended for research and educational purposes. The D Programming Language is a fairly complex language, and non-trivial features such as TLS and closures make it an interesting case study for generating IL code.

The projects aims to demonstrate the feasibility (and benefits) of interoperability between D and the .NET platform (and family of languages).


Last edited May 10, 2009 at 6:28 AM by cristiv, version 7