October 16
I want to get a student (who is running Windows 10 64-bit on their laptop) up and running with ldc2 using lld. And I'd like to avoid installing anything not absolutely necessary.

Can you point me to some up-to-date docs for ldc2 that explain the current situation on Windows? Or tell me a minimum that needs to be installed to support writing command-line programs that are not Windows applications as such.
October 16
On Tuesday, 16 October 2018 at 14:09:50 UTC, Carl Sturtivant wrote:
> I want to get a student (who is running Windows 10 64-bit on their laptop) up and running with ldc2 using lld. And I'd like to avoid installing anything not absolutely necessary.
>
> Can you point me to some up-to-date docs for ldc2 that explain the current situation on Windows? Or tell me a minimum that needs to be installed to support writing command-line programs that are not Windows applications as such.

Well, I got this installer, "Build Tools for Visual Studio 2017", ran it, clicking only the Build Tools button, and unchecking boxes until only the Windows 10 SDK box was checked and made an installation.

https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/#build-tools-for-visual-studio-2017

ldc2 successfully linked hello_world.d once this was installed, even without -link-internally .