injecting imports when compiling
d.forum at webfreak.org
Tue Dec 7 15:00:30 UTC 2021
On Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 14:19:20 UTC, Paul Backus wrote:
> On Tuesday, 7 December 2021 at 09:54:40 UTC, WebFreak001 wrote:
>> Hi, I think it would be interesting to have a compiler flag to
>> inject imports into all compiling .d files.
>> Do you like this idea? Have any suggestions? Concerns?
I don't see how this suggestion is related to that Wikipedia
link. This is also not monkey patching at all. It's suggesting
that you can add (not replace) any symbols using a custom D file
that would be standardized by build tool or extended further by
This is basically extending much like you can already define
version = X identifiers over the command line, which DUB already
does, that you can define any other values and other symbols for
all DUB users.
We could use this to maintain further standard environments
outside the D compiler. For DUB this is especially interesting,
we could greatly improve conditional compilation with more DUB
fed information and add/remove DUB defined globals for that more
easily, without needing to make any compiler changes.
Could you maybe explain what exactly you meant to say with that
link, how exactly problems would be introduced by having the
possibility to _extend or add_ standard global symbols, that can
be overriden as usual and give errors when they are not defined?
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