Development of dmd on windows is painfull.

12345swordy alexanderheistermann at
Wed Jan 6 00:40:24 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 5 January 2021 at 16:13:30 UTC, Basile B. wrote:
> On Tuesday, 5 January 2021 at 14:09:02 UTC, 12345swordy wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 5 January 2021 at 04:20:57 UTC, Basile B. wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, 5 January 2021 at 03:39:01 UTC, 12345swordy wrote:
>>>> I am using the visual studio project from rainer for dmd 
>>>> development and I am struggling to get run.d to run one test 
>>>> instead of all of them, without modifying the run.d file. I 
>>>> have talk to other on discord and they seemed to agree with 
>>>> me.
>>>> -Alex
>>> How about using an external tool [1] and check the "Prompt 
>>> for arguments" option ?
>>> The argument will be the test to run.
>>> [1] : 
>> Have you try it and have it running on your machine?
>> -Alex
> I'm on linux but this work similarly.
> First goes into the test folder and build the runner
>    $ rdmd --build-only run.d
> Then setup the tool
> Command: run.exe
> Arguments: <leave empty>
> Initial Directory: <leave empty or select the folder where is 
> located run.exe>
> and check "Prompt for Arguments"
> then when you execute the tool you type the test name, incl. 
> the folder, for example "compilable/bug33.d"

I shouldn't have to run this via console in order to test this. 
This is just plan ridiculous. There are developmental virtual 
machines for windows that is free for software development on 
windows. We should not be stuck forever in the console era.

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