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digitalmars.D - Enhancement idea

reply "Koroskin Denis" <2korden gmail.com> writes:
Some guy in a Tango forum complained that he has to keep lots of .d files  
on his HDD. I agree that this is a bit annoying, my D import (not source)  
files take up more than 30 mb. While this is not a big problem, it should  
be taken into consideration, especially once our standard library (be it  
Tango, Phobos or any other) overgrows Boost, Java or C# standard libraries.

So here comes an enhancement proposal: Let DMD compiler automatically  
pickup .zip files in treat (virtually mount) them as a folder.
What do you think?
Jul 03 2008
parent BCS <ao pathlink.com> writes:
Reply to Koroskin,

 Some guy in a Tango forum complained that he has to keep lots of .d
 files  on his HDD. I agree that this is a bit annoying, my D import
 (not source)  files take up more than 30 mb. While this is not a big
 problem, it should  be taken into consideration, especially once our
 standard library (be it  Tango, Phobos or any other) overgrows Boost,
 Java or C# standard libraries.
 
 So here comes an enhancement proposal: Let DMD compiler automatically
 pickup .zip files in treat (virtually mount) them as a folder.
 What do you think?

You will have a better case if you use gzip as IIRC DMD already uses the gzip library for symbol compression. Other than that, a neat idea.
Jul 03 2008