Curl on Windows
eco at gnuk.net
Tue Feb 28 20:58:33 PST 2012
On Wednesday, 29 February 2012 at 00:53:55 UTC, Kapps wrote:
> On Tuesday, 28 February 2012 at 21:36:28 UTC, Walter Bright
>> 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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