On 6/12/2016 4:27 PM, Jason White wrote:
I don't understand this dependency-phobia.

It's the "first 5 minutes" thing. Every hiccup there costs us maybe half the people who just want to try it out.

Even the makefiles have hiccups. I've had builds fail with the dmd system because I had the wrong version of make installed. And it doesn't fail with "you have the wrong make program installed" messages, it fails with some weird error message pointing into the middle of the makefile.

The makefiles, especially posix.mak, have grown into horrific snarls of who-knows-what-is-happening. I hate makefiles that call other makefiles. Sometimes I feel like chucking them all and replacing them with a batch file that is nothing more than an explicit list of commands:

    dmd -c file1.d
    dmd -c file2.d

etc. :-)

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