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Re: D based Games

On 5/17/2013 6:39 PM, Peter De Wachter wrote:
> On 17-05-13 22:03, Barry deFreese wrote:
>> Again, upstream wrote these for Windows.  I think we bastardized them.  I could try to contact
>> upstream if we think it is worth it.
>> I do have a working a7xpg now.  Haven't heard from Peter yet..
> I think upstream has basically abandoned these games. E.g. for a7xpg,
> the last release was about 10 years ago :)
> Most of our bastardizations are changes to get the ancient D dialect
> used in these games accepted by our 'modern' D1.0 compiler. (The games
> already had basic Linux support, and the Linux-specific changes were
> mostly about moving files to the proper places.)
> It's probably possible to take this approach for D2.0. Most of the
> compilation errors seem to be fixable with simple mechanical changes.
> But I know almost nothing about the D language, and there might be
> semantic changes in D2.0 that aren't detected by compiler errors but
> cause silent bugs. The D designer's don't seem to care much about
> backwards compatibility.
> Basically, unless an experienced D programmer steps up, I feel the time
> has come the remove these packages.
Well if it is worthwhile, I already have a7xpg working.  Is it worth uploading the fix or do you
think we should remove them?



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