Passing directory as compiler argument not finding file

Jamie nothanks at
Thu Apr 12 07:48:28 UTC 2018

On Thursday, 12 April 2018 at 06:30:25 UTC, Tony wrote:
> On Thursday, 12 April 2018 at 05:39:21 UTC, Jamie wrote:
>> Am I using the -I compiler option incorrectly?
> I believe so. I think it is for finding import files, not the 
> files you are compiling.
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> -I=directory
>      Look for imports also in directory

Ahh yes I think you are correct. It sounds silly that I was 
compiling from a different spot to my file, but it was to 
demonstrate my situation. Really, it's more like:

     module A.a;
     import std.stdio;
     import B.b;
     void main()
     module B.b;
     size_t f(size_t input)
         return input * 2;

And in A/ I'm compiling
     dmd -ofoutput a.d ../B/b.d

and instead I was thinking I could compile with
     dmd -ofoutput a.d -I../B b.d

and would get the same result. The former works, the latter does 
not. Is there something like this that I can use or do I have to 
pass all the files with the direct path to them? Thanks

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