On 8/7/2014 1:05 PM, Manu via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
I've never encountered anybody try and use MSC from the command line in
about 15 years professionally.
I've tried to. When using Marmalade. Marmalade's mandatory build system
is very closed-off and VS-integrated, so when I needed to include other
stuff into my workflow (forget exactly why/what), I had to invoke from a
script. And it worked *very* poorly.
The fact that so few people use VS from the cmd line could partly be
*because* it works so poorly:
Ex 1: There's a lot of apple fans who have rationalized all sorts of
limitations as "good", or at least acceptable, long as the apple didn't
support them. Then the moment apple would offer it, suddenly it'd be
hailed as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Ex 2: Linux users rarely use GUI file managers. I love GUI file
managers, but when I'm on Linux, I find even I do a lot more of my file
management on the cmdline than I normally would. I do that *because*
linux file managers tend to be pretty bad (esp the Nautilus-based ones
IMO). So I'm not surprised other Linux users aren't really into GUI file
We could be seeing a similar thing here. Something is shunned as "bad"
*because* that particular world's version of it is very poorly done or
That's what I mean about this culture; it's
the opposite of linux, and it outright rejects practises that are
While I don't doubt that's true of a lot of people in the industry, I
have to question how much stubbornly clinging to ignorance can really
count as a "culture". I'm tempted to claim that isn't culture at all,
it's just pandemic pigheaded ignorance.