Curl on Windows
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Tue Feb 28 16:53:54 PST 2012
On Tuesday, 28 February 2012 at 21:36:28 UTC, Walter Bright 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.
It seems somewhat strange to me to have a hidden dependency that,
despite being included in the standard library, can not be used
with a default install.
What about an option in the default installer to download these
third party libraries (and on Windows coffimplib them)?
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