what i don't like about dub

bauss jj_1337 at live.dk
Tue Nov 23 12:46:04 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 10:19:29 UTC, Tejas wrote:
> 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

Yes, dub caches everything it uses. Honestly I'd never want dub 
to search my device for files that might exist that it might need.

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