On Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:00:40 +0100, Sönke Ludwig wrote:
As Jacob already said, there is some controversy about this topic. On
one hand it would be nice to have something like this, but on the other
hand it opens a lot of questions as soon as you want to go beyond a
single dub-bin directory that is added to PATH (things like resource and
configuration files, OS or distribution specific paths etc.).
I think that it may be a bullet that needs to be bitten at some point -- that dub needs to have some way of properly installing and uninstalling resources either locally or system-wide. There's got to be a way of doing it that will work on POSIX and Windows in 99% of cases.
An alternative might be to build in some way for dub to output .deb, .rpm, etc. packages ... ?