D programming language popularity

data pulverizer data.pulverizer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 22:47:04 UTC 2020

On Tuesday, 3 November 2020 at 16:49:16 UTC, frame wrote:
> I want to add my 2 cent as newbie:
> - D also needs a new modern, _just working_ IDE with syntax 
> highlighting, formatting, autocomplete hints, quick 
> documentation. I've tried the Dlang IDE, VisualD, WebFreak-D or 
> other Plugins for Visual Studio and IDEA. Plugins either do not 
> work well, get broken with never versions (eg. MonoDevelop) but 
> also true for VS Code.

I wonder how many new users are turned off by the IDE issues in 
D. I use VS Code and only ever use it as a glorified syntax 
highlighter - I don't use any other features. Even I had to 
uninstall the D plugins and write code using C++ highlighting. I 
have literally just finished configuring my Kate installation for 
highlighting D code as a temporary solution. Just one well 
provisioned IDE would be significant for the community.

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