LDC 0.9.1 released

The release 0.9.1 of LDC, the LLVM based compiler for the D programming language, contains the following major improvements:

  • lots of bug fixes
  • x86-64 support is mature
  • inline asm improved (we now define D_Inline_Asm)
  • cross-compilation support
  • uses boehm-gc during compilation (x86-32 only)
  • D specific optimizations:
    • turn GC allocations to allocas if possible
    • simplify or remove certain calls to D runtime functions

The command line interface of LDC now has added options in line with other LLVM based tools. Please use the ldmd wrapper if you want a drop-in replacement for DMD.

Linux x86-32 download
Linux x86-64 download

Tomas Lindquist Olsen
Christian Kamm
Frits van Bommel
Kelly Wilson

Comments 3

  1. sebastien binet wrote:


    great !
    just wondering…
    is it planned to get something like rdmd with ldc ?


    Posted 28 May 2009 at 0:19
  2. Robert wrote:

    @sebastien binet You can use rdmd with –compiler=ldmd to make rdmd use ldc instead.

    Posted 28 May 2009 at 14:49
  3. sebastien binet wrote:


    thanks for the hint.

    I made a binary archlinux package from these .tar.bz2:


    would be great to have the same packaging but with druntime instead of Tango :) (but I am pushing my luck)


    Posted 02 Jun 2009 at 19:00