Good build system?

Avrina avrina12309412342 at
Sat Aug 15 15:45:44 UTC 2020

On Saturday, 15 August 2020 at 14:22:44 UTC, burt wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a project that is taking very long to compile (I'm on 
> Windows).
> It consists of a bunch of precompiled library (.lib) files and 
> some .d source files inside of my "source" directory. Currently 
> I am using DUB and the .lib files are added to "sourceFiles" in 
> dub.json, which works, but if I edit a single letter it will 
> recompile everything.
> One alternative would be to split up my package into 
> "subPackages" to avoid recompiling everything, but that would 
> mean splitting up my current directory structure into a 
> structure that is harder to navigate.
> Another alternative I tried is Reggae, but it doesn't work on 
> Windows:
> 1. When calling .reggae/dcompile, it fails, because the Windows 
> shell (intuitively as always) splits of the ".reggae" from 
> "/dcompile" and treats them as separate arguments (managed to 
> fix this by editing the Reggae source slightly, in 
> payload\reggae\build.d : expandCmd).
> 2. Either it takes FOREVER to compile and link the thing, or it 
> gets stuck in some kind of infinite loop.
> Anyway, it doesn't work.
> What kind of build system could I use to speed up compilation 
> when editing very little, or could I configure DUB so it 
> recompiles per file instead of per package?
> Thank you.

What project are you compiling? It would help to diagnose the 
problem, as well as what the specs of the computer you are using 

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