sdc 0.0.11

The snazzy D compiler. Currently only sdfmt (sdc:sdfmt) and its dependencies are available via dub.

To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:

Manual usage
Put the following dependency into your project's dependences section:

SDC - The Snazzy D Compiler

This is the home of a D compiler. SDC is at the moment, particularly stupid; it is a work in progress. Feel free to poke around, but don't expect it to compile your code.

The project currently provides a collection of tools:

  • sdc, the D compiler.
  • sduint, an utility to runt he unit tests in D modules.
  • sdfmt, a code formatter for D.

This compiler is based on libd for D code analysis. It uses LLVM and libd-llvm for codegen and JIT CTFE. It uses libsdrt to support various runtime facilities required by programs compiled by SDC.

The code is released under the MIT license (see the LICENCE file for more details). Contact me at

SDC requires latest DMD release to compile.


Right now, SDC is a work in progress and unusable for any production work. Its intent is to provide a D compiler as a library (libd) in order to improve the overall D toolchain by enabling the possibility of developing new tools.

SDC now supports many very advanced features (static ifs, string mixins, CTFE) of D, but not many basic ones. This is a development choice to allow the architecturing of the compiler around the hardest features of the language. As a consequence, SDC has a solid base to build upon.

What Can It Compile?

See the tests directory for a sample of what is/should-be working. You can also build SDC's runtime library, that is compiled using SDC.

Compiling SDC on Linux

You'll need make and the latest DMD installed and a recent version of LLVM.

Run make.

Then you can runt he test suite using make check. There should be no regressions.

SDC requires a recent version of LLVM. If the default llvm-config on your system is too old, you can specify a newer version via LLVM_CONFIG. For instance, on a debian system, you want to use LLVM_CONFIG=llvm-config-11 make .

Compiling SDC on Mac OS X

You'll need make and the latest DMD installed. You'll also need a recent version of LLVM if you don't already have it. One way to install llvm that's been tested is to use Homebrew, a package manager for OS X. After installing it by following instructions from the web page, run the command brew install llvm11, followed by LLVM_CONFIG=llvm-config-11 make . If you are using MacPorts instead, you can run sudo port install llvm-11, followed by LLVM_CONFIG=llvm-config-mp-11 make . You'll also need a recent version of nasm; if nasm does not recognise the macho64 output format, try upgrading nasm to a newer version.

Building SDC as a Nix package

On Linux, you can also use the Nix package manager to automatically fetch dependencies and build SDC for you. You may need to use the unstable nix channel, to have a new enough dmd to build SDC. Clone or download this repository.

To build the executable, run nix-build -E "(import <nixpkgs> {}).callPackage ./. {}" or nix-build -E "(import <nixpkgs> {}).callPackage ./. {dflags=\"-O -release\";}" from the project root directory.

Sub packages:
sdc:sdfmt, sdc:format, sdc:config, sdc:source
0.0.11 2022-Dec-02
0.0.10 2022-Nov-27
~master 2022-Dec-02
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