And a splendid job Francis is doing. I should be contributing more, but till October, little chance of that.
The project could do with more people working on it. You'll get practice using Kotlin, which is the native code language that will be competing with Go and Rust next year! All programming languages have a number of niche IDE, but when it comes down to it, traction of a language is really determined by the support in Visual Studio, Eclipse, and IntelliJ IDEA. cf. Go, Rust, Kotlin. Clearly, on proper analysis, this is a correlation rather than a causation, but it is all intimately related. D needs the IntelliJ IDEA, Eclipse, and Visual Studio plugins. On Sun, 2017-08-06 at 06:07 +0000, Francis Nixon via Digitalmars-d wrote: > I'm one of the people currently working on the D intellij > plugin(same username on github). We have a fairly comprehensive > CONTRIBUTING.md here: > https://github.com/intellij-dlanguage/intellij-dlanguage/blob/develop/CONTRI > BUTING.md > > Currently one of the problems I'm having is that D is really > complex(I assume everyone else trying to make a good D IDE as > this problem). This means features that are deceptively simple, > like goto declaration are quite complex. One thing that could > really help with this project would be a contributor with > experience on the D compiler, which could help with features like > goto declaration and code completion. Additionally I suspect that > we have mountains of bugs, so it would also be helpful to get > lots of user testing. -- Russel. ============================================================================= Dr Russel Winder t: +44 20 7585 2200 voip: sip:russel.win...@ekiga.net 41 Buckmaster Road m: +44 7770 465 077 xmpp: rus...@winder.org.uk London SW11 1EN, UK w: www.russel.org.uk skype: russel_winder
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