[Biopython-dev] [BioRuby] [GSoC] Final GSoC report

Peter Cock p.j.a.cock at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 22 11:10:56 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Pjotr Prins <pjotr.public14 at thebird.nl> wrote:
> Yes, linking to D from an interpreted language is not hard, basically
> it is the same calling convention as that of C. So a D shared library
> looks the same as a C shared library to the calling code - all
> existing foreign function interfaces (FFI) work. That is the good
> news.

How do things stand from a cross-platform perspective?
i.e. When might this be doable on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows?
(and other Unix like platforms of potential interest)

> The bad news, as Artem points out, is that there is a problem in the
> D garbage collector. Items get collected, which should not. This will
> be fixed sooner or later. The commitment is there, and it is moving
> up the priority list.

Is there a D issue/bug tracker for this?



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