Building from source on Windows

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at
Fri Jan 28 22:52:57 UTC 2022

On 1/28/22 5:45 PM, forkit wrote:
> On Friday, 28 January 2022 at 22:35:14 UTC, max haughton wrote:
>> I can't help if you don't say what you've actually tried to do. I 
>> haven't actually worked on D directly from windows for a while now so 
>> I can only fix things that are broken or point you in the right way 
>> rather than dictating what you are to do (in part because I'm not a 
>> slave)
> As a systems admin/engineer, I build production systems from scratch.
> They are **guaranteed** to work, as defined.
> I can provide the instruction/scripts to others, they can run them, and 
> they WILL work... ** guaranteed **
> That's the approach I want to take here (as opposed to the approach your 
> suggesting, which starts from an existing system, and which for me, has 
> just wasted too many hours of my life that I cannot get back).

So what Max is asking for, e.g. is:

I was using and I got to
step x, and then the error I got was "blah blah blah"

I have to be honest, most people here don't build the compiler or 
runtime/phobos, and those that do usually are developing on Linux or 
Mac. So you are likely to get more traction with "I'm here, it doesn't 
work, please help" than wishing for a person who has the magic recipe.

There's a reason the posix build is so much smoother...


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