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Re: upstream advise page about circular dependencies (bootstrapping)

On Tue, 2013-02-12 at 21:41:11 +0100, Thomas Koch wrote:
> Paul Wise:
> > Which software is this and why does it need itself to build? Is it a
> > compiler?

> It's the dmd compiler for the language D. It still contains non free parts and 
> isn't packaged. In the moment the compiler relies on a C compiler and thus is 
> a nice example of a language that does depend on itself. But I saw a mail 
> today proposing to break this and I wanted to answer with a link to a page 
> advocating against cyclic dependencies.

Well, then I guess gdc or ldc might be usable instead of needing
itself to build.


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