digitalmars.D - replace phobos makefile and tools makefile with D
- "timotheecour" <timothee.cour2 gmail.com> Mar 19 2013
[reposted here from D.learn on Jonathan M Davis' request] Can we replace phobos' and tools' Makefile with D with following advantages: * no more 3 distinct files (posix.mak,win32.mak,win64.mak), instead use version() to maximize code reuse. * less verbosity / bugs / forward compatibility issues eg when a module is added/renamed: eg could take advantage of D's capabilities to iterate over modules / files instead of explicitly listing them, which is fragile. The D file could actually use some modules in phobos (so long it doesn't use libphobos.a), plus another custom D module if need be. The other Makefiles (druntime and dmd) are of course trickier since it'd require boosstrapping. In my experience writing D based makefiles is very easy, short and clean. Thanks for your comments!
Mar 19 2013