On Saturday, 3 June 2017 at 19:57:36 UTC, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
The problem here is that anyone downstream wanting to build or package from source has to work around this issue, that without manual intervention, the version information of the compiler will be incorrect.

If that's not fixed in how dmd itself is managed (NOT the dlang/installer scripts), this will continue to be an unnecessary burden on downstream packagers.

IMO the problem here is the usage of a VERSION file in the first place, which exists only b/c it's somewhat tricky to invoke git on Windows. If your building a version, you know which one it is and can/should provide that version.

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