Porting WIne to D

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 24 13:39:49 CDT 2010

Gert van den Berg <wine-devel at mohag.net> wrote:
>Like the D website says:
>Who D is Not For
>    * Realistically, nobody is going to convert million line C or C++
>programs into D. Since D does not compile unmodified C/C++ source
>code, *D is not for legacy apps*. (However, D supports legacy C API's
>very well. D can connect directly to any code that exposes a C

That should rule out moving Wine to D for a long time.  9 Million + lines of code would make this a lengthy, but not impossible, task.

>D also specifically drops 16-bit support, which might cause problems
>for the Win16 / DOS parts of Wine...

Another show-stopper for those folks using Wine to run Windows 2.x/3.x programs.

James McKenzie

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