Visual D 0.3.33 uses a server for parsing and semantic analysis

Alex Rønne Petersen alex at
Tue Jun 19 15:41:58 PDT 2012

On 20-06-2012 00:20, Rainer Schuetze wrote:
> Hi,
> Visual D 0.3.33 has just been released. The biggest improvement is the
> move of the parser and the semantic analysis into a local COM server
> process, so that the IDE is no longer suffering from stalls caused by
> garbage collections on more than small amounts of memory.

Very nice!

> Some other, not so spectacular changes include
> * debugger project settings now stored in solution options file, not in
> project file

I love you!!! You have no idea how annoying that could get sometimes...

> * cv2pdb: new version 0.25 that supports VS2012
> * cv2pdb: exposed command line options in the project options
> * intellisense tool tip now shows enumerator value
> * version highlighting now supports the "version(V):" syntax
> * tweaked vsi2d to also convert the Windows 8 SDK and VS2012 SDK
> * various improvements to parser and semantic analysis
> The full list of changes is at
> Visual D is a Visual Studio package providing both project management
> and language services for the D programming language. It works with
> Visual Studio 2005-11 as well as the free Visual Studio Shells.
> The Visual D installer can be downloaded from its website at
> The source code is now also available on github:
> Rainer

Does this work with the VS 2012 RC?

Alex Rønne Petersen
alex at

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