Curl on Windows

Brad Anderson eco at
Tue Feb 28 14:09:36 PST 2012

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Walter Bright
<newshound2 at>wrote:

> On 2/26/2012 6:39 PM, Brad Anderson wrote:
>> If phobos can include zlib, I see no reason it couldn't include libcurl.
> Yes, we do include zlib, but I don't think that is a precedent we should
> follow. Including such third party libraries is potentially a large support
> burden and source of conflict as those libraries get updated. It's already
> been a problem with zlib. It's beyond the scope of what D should be to take
> this stuff on.
> Instead, we should provide download links so the user can install it
> themselves as required.
> As for the auto tester breaking, a better approach might be to install
> curl on the test system, or simply not run those tests.

Ok, take that approach for the revised pull request.

Brad Anderson
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