Atom, ide-dlang and.. a better doc for beginners ?
jegaultier at gmail.com
Sat Sep 12 18:56:08 UTC 2020
To answer the title,
I just get started with D, so I went to the process of finding
the right IDE on my Ubuntu 20. Finally, Atom is my editor of
choice (over Dexed, codeblocks, visual studio code and others).
To make it a light IDE, I installed the 3 community packages :
* ide-dlang (not maintained but working fine)
Then I installed the D binaries (dub, dmd) with the script given
on the website, in the official download links. I guess I could
have done sudo apt install also, but at least I get the last D
compiler. I then added the path of dub, dmb, etc to my $PATH. In
source ~/dlang/dmd-2.093.1/activate in my ~/.profile.
You still need to do
$dub init new_playground
to create a D project. But then you can Add Project Folder in
Atom, then click any file of your project, then press F9 to
compile, or F7 to define build, run... The only pain I have is
that the debug pane is closing upon successful compilation,
instead of staying open. You gotta press F8.
Anyway, good enough! Nice code completion and syntax
highlighting, nice theme, github integrated... I am happy with
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