On Tue, 2018-02-13 at 10:45 +0000, aberba via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> I wish complaints about Dub would include exactly what was 
> impossible with it. There's no reason to throw dub away and start 
> something new. If one can run cmake before build in dub,  then a 
> lot is possible. Those edge cases can be ironed out.

I think there have been many actual complaints made in detail in this

There is always a reason to replace, because you can build on what has
gone before and do better. CMake is part of the problem.

> Dub fulfills all my use cases so I don't complain. Those here 
> with not much issue with dub will also not complain. And that 
> does not make it a minority opinion without stats to prove dub 
> usage.

No problem, and I guess you'll be happy to carry on using Dub after
something new and better appears. In the case of Maven → Gradle, many
people still use Maven even though it is provably inferior to Gradle
simply because they cannot be bothered to change.

> At point, dub will likely remain the default package management 
> tool. The build functionality can be improved for those who deal 
> with such stuff often. Manpower is what remains.

Why should Dub remain the one true way? Just because it was the first
doesn't mean it is the best. 

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