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reply lurker <lurker1024 mailinator.com> writes:
Hi,

Hi should I compile .EXEs and .LIBs? one file at a time and link all .OBJs
files or pass all files to the compiler at once?

I'm on windows using both, DMD and GDC.

Thanks.
Aug 11 2008
next sibling parent lurker <lurker1024 mailinator.com> writes:
lurker Wrote:

 Hi should I compile .EXEs and .LIBs?

s/Hi should/How should/
Aug 11 2008
prev sibling parent reply "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"lurker" <lurker1024 mailinator.com> wrote in message 
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 Hi,

 Hi should I compile .EXEs and .LIBs? one file at a time and link all .OBJs 
 files or pass all files to the compiler at once?

 I'm on windows using both, DMD and GDC.

 Thanks.

It's entirely up to you. Or rather, it _should_ be up to your build tool, because if you're not using rebuild or bud, you're probably doin it wrong.
Aug 11 2008
next sibling parent reply Moritz Warning <moritzwarning web.de> writes:
On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:30:20 -0400, Jarrett Billingsley wrote:

 "lurker" <lurker1024 mailinator.com> wrote in message
 news:g7qo3o$2vff$1 digitalmars.com...
 Hi,

 Hi should I compile .EXEs and .LIBs? one file at a time and link all
 .OBJs files or pass all files to the compiler at once?

 I'm on windows using both, DMD and GDC.

 Thanks.

It's entirely up to you. Or rather, it _should_ be up to your build tool, because if you're not using rebuild or bud, you're probably doin it wrong.

I often use a makefile (available everywhere). :P But DSSS/rebuild or bud are easier to use.
Aug 12 2008
parent "Koroskin Denis" <2korden gmail.com> writes:
On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:58:12 +0400, Moritz Warning <moritzwarning web.de>  
wrote:

 On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 00:30:20 -0400, Jarrett Billingsley wrote:

 "lurker" <lurker1024 mailinator.com> wrote in message
 news:g7qo3o$2vff$1 digitalmars.com...
 Hi,

 Hi should I compile .EXEs and .LIBs? one file at a time and link all
 .OBJs files or pass all files to the compiler at once?

 I'm on windows using both, DMD and GDC.

 Thanks.

It's entirely up to you. Or rather, it _should_ be up to your build tool, because if you're not using rebuild or bud, you're probably doin it wrong.

I often use a makefile (available everywhere). :P But DSSS/rebuild or bud are easier to use.

I use a script of mine that picks up files in some directory according to a rule defined in .build (or *.d/*.di if none present - default rule) and outputs to stdout. An output is then redirected to some file, custom parameters added and passed to dmd as following: "dmd commands". It is very fast and flexible. btw, I use bud and dsss, too.
Aug 12 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent lurker <lurker1024 mailinator.com> writes:
Jarrett Billingsley Wrote:

 "lurker" <lurker1024 mailinator.com> wrote in message 
 news:g7qo3o$2vff$1 digitalmars.com...
 It's entirely up to you.  Or rather, it _should_ be up to your build tool, 
 because if you're not using rebuild or bud, you're probably doin it wrong. 

No, I'm not using DSSS. Or rather, I can't use DSSS or bud because of some stupid requirement. Still, I remember there where some issues building all files at once with DMD and wanted to know if it's still the case and if GDC has the same problem also. I need to build DLLs, Lib files and some EXEs. Thanks
Aug 12 2008
prev sibling parent boyd <gaboonviper gmx.net> writes:
If there are issues building all files at once, which I doubt, they are  
bound to be solved soon. And I don't think GDC will have the same issues,  
since it has a different back-end than DMD.

Like others say, how you build it it's up to you. There are several  
factors that might be involved:

- Do you need fast compile times? building all files at once is probably  
faster if all files need to be compiled. If only a few files need to be  
recompiled then the fastest way is to compile every file seperately.

- Is memory a problem? building the files one at a time should take less  
memory.

These factors usually only apply to huge programs and are pretty much  
negligable otherwise.

Personally I build one file at the time. No need to compile files that  
haven't changed that way. I don't like the inefficiency of building all  
files, eventhough I don't think I would notice the difference in most  
cases.

I'd suggest you to just pick one. Trying them both out yourself probably  
takes less time than waiting for the right answer to come along here.  
Since you're worried about issues that might occur with an all in one  
compile, why not try one at a time.

Cheers,
Boyd.

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On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:55:43 -0400, lurker <lurker1024 mailinator.com>  
wrote:

 Jarrett Billingsley Wrote:

 "lurker" <lurker1024 mailinator.com> wrote in message
 news:g7qo3o$2vff$1 digitalmars.com...
 It's entirely up to you.  Or rather, it _should_ be up to your build  
 tool,
 because if you're not using rebuild or bud, you're probably doin it  
 wrong.

No, I'm not using DSSS. Or rather, I can't use DSSS or bud because of some stupid requirement. Still, I remember there where some issues building all files at once with DMD and wanted to know if it's still the case and if GDC has the same problem also. I need to build DLLs, Lib files and some EXEs. Thanks

Aug 12 2008