what i don't like about dub

Tejas notrealemail at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 10:19:29 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 07:06:17 UTC, bauss wrote:
> On Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 01:19:44 UTC, Alain De Vos 
> wrote:
>> [...]
> Well, it's not always possible to check such things without 
> heavy performance cost. It can take a long time to verify 
> whether something is already installed, as it could be unzipped 
> in some obscure folder deep into many subfolders.
> The solution here would probably be the ability to specify 
> certain installations and their paths etc. within your project. 
> It comes at almost no expense on running dub and the only real 
> expense is users having to specify such installations.

Doesn't dub cache stuff that it downloads? If, however, the user 
is asking it to search the __entirety__ of their storage 
device(s) to check for some arbitrary folder where the package 
exists... Yeah that's a very though ask

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