On Saturday, 17 August 2019 at 21:26:27 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:
On Saturday, 17 August 2019 at 20:42:41 UTC, Mike Brown wrote:
I've tried installing and setting up Dlang a few times now.
I'm struggling to get it reliable and to a decent environment
I don't really want to make this thread about specific issues
- Id very much like to know if there's a decent tutorial or
guide to setup Dlang?
* I'd like to get the basic's down solid (One of my issues is
a linker issue on release but not debug, etc)
* A decent IDE which allows debugging, understanding the stack
traces, step through etc?
* The package management, Should I be using DUB or doing
packaging etc with make files etc?
I appriciate some of this is down to choice, but an idiots
guide and recommended practises - to setting up the above so I
can just get on with coding would be great.
Which OS do you target? Setting up DMD on e.g. Ubuntu is just
installing package build-essentials and installing the dmd deb
On Windows you just extract the 7z file and add the bin path to
th PATH environment variable.
I tried so far IntelliJ IDEA and Visual Studio Code. Both are
multi platform and free to use. Both supports debugging but
here the details really depends on your OS.
For Visual Studio Code there are even different D plugins
available. I used vscode-dlang and it was just a fantastic
(I still prefer the kind of development flow IntelliJ provides,
but Intellij D support is more complex to setup).
If you target Windows, there is also Visual Studio, this plugin
has no dub integration as far as I know.
Thank you for your reply! Windows is my target system. I have
(hopefully) installed the d compiler toolchain, and Visual Studio
Code - along with the recommended extension.
I'm wondering on the build systems, I have read up on rdmd and
dub. I think these are two seperate competing build systems?
Which should I use, for which situations?
I'd like to use Vibe, so I guess I need to use DUB? Can I use
rdmd with dub dependencys?