On Friday, 23 October 2015 at 06:55:37 UTC, Rory McGuire wrote:
I think IDE devs are supposed to use `dub describe` not read the package
file directly.
That whole package loading section of dub should probably be a library

On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Eliatto via Digitalmars-d-announce < digitalmars-d-announce@puremagic.com> wrote:

On Friday, 25 September 2015 at 05:08:05 UTC, BBasile wrote:

- compile, run, choose the configuration and the build type. but only the JSON format is handled.

BTW, why there are two formats for dub? Which one will be obsolete? It's a headache for IDE developers.

`dub describe` cannot be used currently for an advanced GUI. It has a latency issue due to dependencies checking. Coedit has a full DUB editor (http://imgur.com/a/WiXr7). Using this command would imply:

- change value in the GUI tree.
- save file.
- get and wait for the description, load and parse anyway to get the tree...
- update GUI.

and this for each single modification.

And I agree with you concerning the two formats. When SDL was announced I directly knewn that it would be a problem because this is a very "marginal" format. The official SDL homepage has been broken for monthes, showing how widely spreaded and trendy it is (giving the feeling that it was not even worth fixing the server). And there is almost no bindings for SDL at all.

Afaik, neither MonoD nor Visual-D support the SDL format. (although Visual-D could since it's written in D so the SDL library exists...).

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