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Testing Verilog AXI4-Lite Peripherals

Chips that combine one or more processor cores and FPGA fabric into one integrated system have become quite popular recently, the most well-known product being Xilinx’ ARM-based Zynq series. The standardized AXI buses connecting them make it trivial to bring custom IP cores… Read more

The State of LDC on Windows

LDC is one of the three major D compilers. It uses the same frontend as DMD, the reference implementation of the language, but leverages LLVM for optimization and code generation. While it has been stable on Linux and OS X for quite some time… Read more

Purity in D

Programming language design is a controversial topic, but in light of current challenges regarding both hardware trends and maintainability, several concepts originating in the functional programming world are being rediscovered as universally helpful… Read more

Thrift now officially supports D!

Thrift is a cross-language serialization and RPC framework, originally developed for internal use at Facebook, and now an Apache Software Foundation project. I started implementing support for the D programming language during Google Summer of Code 2011… Read more

getaddrinfo cross-platform edge case behavior

An often-needed piece of functionality in network programming is to resolve human-readable host or port names to their numerical equivalent, for example in order to pass the latter to operating system socket APIs. The getaddrinfo function fills this role on POSIX and Windows. Apart from some flags, it accepts…… Read more