I hate new DUB config format

Brad Anderson via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Wed Nov 25 11:18:23 PST 2015

On Wednesday, 25 November 2015 at 10:17:02 UTC, Suliman wrote:
> I think that using SDL format was big mistake. Not only I do 
> not want to spend time in learning yet another dead config 
> format that now use only one project -- DUB. In time when DUB 
> used json it was not perfect, but at last it was standard and 
> everybody can read it.
> Now when I come to code.dlang.org I can't simply do copy-past 
> of dependence. I need go to docs page, and read how to include 
> it.
> Also I do not see any projects that are migrate to SDL. 
> Everybody continue to use JSON. So please, return JSON back as 
> default, or very soon we will see that nobody do not submit 
> packages to code.dlang.org and nobody do not use DUB for their 
> own projects.
> Please vote about SDL config format 
> http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=565587f4e4b0b3955a59fb67
> If SDL will stay by default I will prefer to move to any other 
> build system or will downgrade to old version of DUB.

I very much prefer SDLang. It's more intuitive, easier to read, 
less verbose, and supports real comments.

Here's a link to the original discussion: 

The examples of JSON vs YAML vs SDLang immediately convinced me 
SDLang was the way to go. It doesn't make sense to force everyone 
to use the worst of the three just because it's popular in web 
development. Further, JSON is still supported and will continue 
to be supported. Tools should be querying dub directly instead of 
trying to read the package format.

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