Dbug wrote:Now the question is, what is the problem with the batch file, what kind of more elaborate thing you wanted to do ?
This is a recurrent topic... And I think nobody has, till now, gave a good reason for Dbug to drop the batch file system. I also find it really useful, quite easy to change and possibly very easy to port to other OSes.
Granted it does some ugly things with the output and how Euphoric is called, directories with some old files (I remember I had to clean the tmp or bin, don't remember which, as I was having compiling errors -- also I went ARGH many times after running the bat for cleaning the tmp directories and discover it deleted the tap and dsk files I had on the Euphoric's dir) and such, but I frankly cannot imagine another way to do these, which do not depend on using batch files or any other tool.
I'd say that, with the size of Space:1999 and 1337 (Elite-clone) and how they call external tools for several matters, I start to miss a good "make" to avoid recompiling what has not changed, but it is not enough to even consider switching to it, I think.
Better have a full C compiler (I remember errors in the string handling, itoa and such) without bugs... then we'll see