How do people feel about putting source compiler directives inside rdmd?
Tue Dec 3 09:25:42 UTC 2019
On Tuesday, 3 December 2019 at 06:55:41 UTC, Jonathan Marler
> I've had the same thoughts and feelings many times on this
> forum and in the Dlang community in general. I've learned to
> spend less time trying to convince people so I can spend more
> time doing what I love, which is programming. If I can't
> convince someone, or they are being unreasonable then I figure
> out how I can get what I want without their permission. It
> usually means I must spend more time learning and possibly
> duplicating effort, but in my experience the trade-off is
> usually worth it.
I understand where you're coming from. I really appreciate the
amount and quality of work that you have contributed to D over
the years. I think it's quite unfortunate if D's community can't
reach a consensus and work together, instead of being divided (or
even just duplicating effort).
> After so much time arguing with people about rdmd, I created
> rund. As a result, I now have a much faster and better tool
> that I've been using for over a year, and I've been spared a
> large amount of frustration. Since I sometimes use this tool
> hundreds of times a day it was worth the investment, and I'm
> very happy with the result. If others want to use it, improve
> it, or add it to package management systems then I'm happy to
> work with them and will be glad to see it help others as well.
Given the amount of good work invested in D build tools, such as
rdmd, rund, build.d and dub, it's really sad that they're
becoming a source of contention and divisive among the D
I believe that the best thing that can happen to D is if all the
effort that's invested across all of them gets merged into a
single code base, maintained by all authors and endorsed by the
community as whole.
I see no reason why we couldn't work on a shared code base that
it's as easy and fast to use as rund, offer larger-scale
development features, such as dependency management and also
offer direct and expressive way to manually declare new targets,
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