On Friday, 2 February 2018 at 06:14:03 UTC, b4s1L3 b. wrote:
On Thursday, 1 February 2018 at 12:21:24 UTC, rjframe wrote:
As a followup to , I want to take a look at packaging
DlangIDE with a DMD compiler and tools, so we have an
out-of-the box IDE for people giving D a try. This would be
independent of the rest of the system, so moving on (either to
Visual Studio, ldc, gdc, or whatever the programmer's
preferred IDE/tooling might be) would require re-installing
Most of this post will be Windows-centric, but if this is
popular/useful/ successful I'd also manage macOS and Linux
Basically, in the two years or so I've been here, newcomers
have consistently had IDE problems. visual-d is perfect if
you've got Visual Studio (especially with recent
improvements), but otherwise you have to spend a bunch of time
getting something set up just to try a language you're not yet
Some sort of learner's or starter's IDE makes sense to me.
My hypothetical programmer follows the path:
1) Discovers website. Runs some examples.
2) Plays with the online compiler in the tour.
3) Wants to download a compiler to work with. Wants an IDE,
but does not
have Visual Studio installed (or maybe doesn't want to
4) Downloads the starter pack and starts learning.
5) Falls in love and takes the time to set up D with his/her
Actually nowadays if DMD is already setup, Coedit doesn't
require more configuration. Completion, all DCD features, and
D-Scanner warnings just work out of the box since the tools are
distributed with the IDE. In a way Coedit is already a "starter
pack" and since a while.
I don't know why but in this kind of topics it's never
mentioned, however since version 2 i can find testimonials
showing that it works out of the box:
Coedit is also a great alternative of zero configuration IDE for
D beginners. I have a 2018 goal to finish my mini book I started
last year for complete beginners to computer programming like I
was when I started computer programming from scratch through
self-directed learning. I recommend Sublime text editor in the
introduction but I think one of these IDEs with a click to
compile and run button will help me further simplify the
instructions for setting up a development environment.
The book is about beginning computer programming using D where I
try to make the explanations less technical as possible and not
overwhelming reader with too much details. Its gets more
technical as student learn more stuff.
I still have some typos and corrections to do though... You can
find it at https://github.com/aberba/learn-coding