On Monday, 30 May 2016 at 20:58:51 UTC, poliklosio wrote:
- Lua is the primary build description language.


Why not D?

Generating the JSON build description should entirely deterministic. With Lua, this can be guaranteed. You can create a sandbox where only certain operations are permitted. For example, reading files is permitted, but writing to them is not. I can also intercept all file reads and mark the files that get read as dependencies.

It certainly could be done in D, or any other language for that matter. All that needs to be done is to write a program that can output the fundamental JSON build description.

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