dud: A dub replacement

Russel Winder russel at winder.org.uk
Tue Nov 19 11:23:51 UTC 2019

On Tue, 2019-11-19 at 10:32 +0000, Joseph Rushton Wakeling via Digitalmars-d-
announce wrote:
> […]
> I'm simply concerned that if we don't put enough scrutiny on the 
> app features and behaviour, we run the risk of simply reproducing 
> some of the problematic design decisions of the existing tool.
> As an example -- try running `dub test --build=release`.  
> Intuition suggests that this is testing a release build.  But 
> actually it strips out your unittests, because `--build=release` 
> determines not only the optimization flags, but the complete set 
> of DFLAGS used -- and `-unittest` isn't among them.
> I ran `dub test && dub test --build=release` as a matter of habit 
> for some time before discovering the latter wasn't actually 
> testing anything.  And while I now know that I _can_ define a 
> custom build to get what I want, that's clumsy and hard(er) to 
> discover, and annoying to have to repeat for every project I 
> create.
> That's the kind of usability and design concern we really ought 
> to be revisiting in any rewrite.

How can I not agree with this being a critical bug in Dub!


Dr Russel Winder      t: +44 20 7585 2200
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