Editor recommendations for new users.
Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Wed Aug 30 17:21:36 PDT 2017
On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 16:42:46 H. S. Teoh via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 04:24:47PM -0600, Jonathan M Davis via
> > On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:28:35 Anonymouse via Digitalmars-d
> > > On Sunday, 27 August 2017 at 12:11:14 UTC, Petar Kirov
> > >
> > > [ZombineDev] wrote:
> > > > vim or SublimeText
> > >
> > > I want to get into vim. It has to be vim, can't be Neovim or gvim
> > > or any other clone; I'm doing it for a Linux class. I'm on Arch
> > > Linux (or Manjaro), so I have plenty available from the official
> > > repos and plenty more from the user AUR repos.
> > All I use is the D syntax file so that the syntax highlighting works
> > correctly. I've never seen any need for anything else.
> I use vim for D coding (well, all coding... and actually, I'm also
> typing this in vim), and I don't even use a syntax file. D is not like
> Java where you need an IDE to deal with the verbosity; it's actually
> quite comfortable to write, and if formatted properly, easy to read
> without needing any special highlighting.
> But that's just my personal preference. YMMV.
It's possible to read pretty much any language without syntax highlighting,
but I find that it makes it faster when you have good syntax highlighting,
and I see no reason not to take advantage of it. Regardless, everyone has
different preferences, so it's good that we're not all restricted to using
exactly the same editor and setup.
- Jonathan M Davis
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