Curl on Windows

Brad Anderson eco at
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 
> 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)?

Brad Anderson

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