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September 20
Hello. I wonder what the best-practice is for dub projects with sub-projects. Excuse me if the terminology is wrong. Let me explain my situation.

I have a library which I want to split up into multiple projects. The main project will be a "wrapper" with some additional code. The sub-projects will be their own GitHub project, and the main project will have the sub-projects in its dependencies list (although I am unsure if this is the correct approach with dub).

The way I imagine it all is that the main project uses code from the sub-projects and connects them together (hence the reason why I want a main project). The sub-projects will be completely separated to (hopefully) enforce non-spaghetti code. They would also be able to be developed independently from the rest of the code.

I am unsure what the dub file would look like. I read that there is something called "subPackages", but in my mind I see them as dependencies. Is "subPackages" the right approach here?

My last wondering is what the module name would be for the sub-packages would be. I want the project naming convention to be:
- project
- project-foo
- project-bar

But if I were to go with "dependencies" route, the correct (I believe) module name would be
- "project-foo.xxx"
- "project-bar.xxx"

, while I would want it to be
- "project.foo.xxx"
- "project.bar.xxx"
September 20
On Sunday, 20 September 2020 at 18:24:31 UTC, Vladimirs Nordholm wrote:
> Hello. I wonder what the best-practice is for dub projects with sub-projects. Excuse me if the terminology is wrong. Let me explain my situation.
>
> ...

The project I am referring to is my project scone (https://github.com/vladdeSV/scone), which is a wrapper for terminal input/output. I want to separate the input and output parts into own GitHub projects.

The naming conventions for these projects would be
- scone
- scone-input
- scone-output
September 21
On 21/09/2020 6:24 AM, Vladimirs Nordholm wrote:
> I am unsure what the dub file would look like. I read that there is something called "subPackages", but in my mind I see them as dependencies. Is "subPackages" the right approach here?

Yes but no.

Normally all of these (what appear to be small but highly related code ) would go in the single repository which is when you would use subPackages.

But since you insist on them being separate repositories, then they are just regular old dependencies.
September 20
On Sunday, 20 September 2020 at 18:55:39 UTC, rikki cattermole wrote:
> But since you insist on them being separate repositories, then they are just regular old dependencies.

Ah, well it's not that I _insist_ on them being their own dependencies, it's just the only way I've encountered a setup like this.
September 21
On Sunday, 20 September 2020 at 18:24:31 UTC, Vladimirs Nordholm wrote:
> Hello. I wonder what the best-practice is for dub projects with sub-projects. Excuse me if the terminology is wrong. Let me explain my situation.
>
> [...]

Check this: https://github.com/vitalfadeev/dub-subprojects
may like it as an example.
September 21
On Monday, 21 September 2020 at 08:02:46 UTC, Виталий Фадеев wrote:
> On Sunday, 20 September 2020 at 18:24:31 UTC, Vladimirs Nordholm wrote:
>> Hello. I wonder what the best-practice is for dub projects with sub-projects. Excuse me if the terminology is wrong. Let me explain my situation.
>>
>> [...]
>
> Check this: https://github.com/vitalfadeev/dub-subprojects
> may like it as an example.

This looks like exactly the example project I need. Thank you!