On Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:07:29 +0200, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
On 2013-09-16 15:09, Dicebot wrote:
P.S. I do consider the very existence of
dub installa disaster.
I think it's even more a disaster to have a package manager that doesn't
install packages. If I cannot do "dub install foo && foo --help" it's
less that useless. Most users will be extremely confused about that.
Also don't forget to remove all target types. If a package isn't
compiled or installed it's basically a source library.
It is not a package manager in normal sense (those can't and shouldn't be language specific). It is just a development tool to control project dependencies and inter-operation, on a source code level. Its main goal, as I see it, is to provide you easy and convenient way to build certain library / program. Installation of built stuff is not its business (it can provide helpers for real OS tools though)