Notes for Windows Users

For users trying out the command line tools under Windows, there are some important differences.


On Windows, the dylan-compiler executable is called dylan-compiler-with-tools.exe.

The IDE is win32-environment.exe.

Both are located in C:\Program Files\Open Dylan\bin\ on a 32 bit Windows version. On 64 bit Windows, they can be found within C:\Program Files (x86)\Open Dylan\bin\.

Build Products Location

Instead of placing build products within a _build directory, they are stored in a single, shared location by default:


The APPDATA environment variable defaults to C:\Users\<you>\AppData\Roaming\.

This can be modified by setting the OPEN_DYLAN_USER_ROOT environment variable.

Setting Environment Variables

Environment variables are managed differently on Windows. For modifying environment variables permanently, see this guide.

For modifying an environment variable from the command line, use this syntax:

set variable=value