Replacement for Eclipse-DDT?

Mike Parker aldacron at
Sun Jul 19 02:29:51 UTC 2020

On Saturday, 18 July 2020 at 19:34:32 UTC, E.S. Quinn wrote:
> Everything i've googled seems to indicate you can't really do 
> multiple git repositories in a VSCode project, and I can't find 
> anything about making projects depend on each other.

I don't know much about its git support in the UI, as I never use 
those features. I do everything from the command line in the 
built-in terminal, and with that you can have as many git 
projects as you'd like. The sidebar still highlights changed 
folders and files so I don't forget.

VS Code doesn't have any concept of projects. It has a workspace 
that can contain multiple folders and each can be configured to 
build differently. Personally, I don't use its build support. I 
just use dub for D and make for C via the built-in terminal. It 
does have support for custom build commands, though. So you can 
set up a script to build everything you need with ctrl-b.

VS Code is an editor with some stock, IDE-like features, than can 
be made more IDE-like with extensions. But it gives you a lot of 
flexibility in how to set up and manage your projects. I don't 
think you're going to find anything for D right now that ticks 
all your boxes in allowing everything to be managed from an IDE 
UI out of the box. VS Code is the closest you'll get with a 
little up front configuration work AFAIK.

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