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reply Andre Pany <andre s-e-a-p.de> writes:
Hi,

I am currently facing a compiler error for which I think it is a 
bug
and wanted to use dustmite to reduce the source code:

   source\cp\puzzles\puzzle.d(454,35): Error: need this for name 
of type string

Several parts of the error message are highlighted, e.g. "this" 
and "name" and "string".
I thought I can use dustmite with a compiler regex

   dub dustmite ..\dm --compiler-regex="need this for name of type 
string"

But dustmite fails with "Initial test fails". For a beginner this 
would be
an unsolvable issue. By chance I found out what is causing the 
issue.
If you switch off the color, the error message changes to:

   source\cp\puzzles\puzzle.d(454,35): Error: need `this` for 
`name` of type `string`

Therefore you have to use this command

   dub dustmite ..\dm --compiler-regex="need `this` for `name` of 
type `string`"


If the backticks are just a helper tool for marking the parts 
which should be highlighted I would propose to remove them in the 
none colored output.

What do you think?

Kind regars
André
Sep 09
parent reply ag0aep6g <anonymous example.com> writes:
On 09.09.19 21:44, Andre Pany wrote:
 If the backticks are just a helper tool for marking the parts which 
 should be highlighted I would propose to remove them in the none colored 
 output.
 
 What do you think?
I'd prefer it the other way around: add backticks to the colored output, too.
Sep 09
parent Paul Backus <snarwin gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 9 September 2019 at 20:27:12 UTC, ag0aep6g wrote:
 On 09.09.19 21:44, Andre Pany wrote:
 If the backticks are just a helper tool for marking the parts 
 which should be highlighted I would propose to remove them in 
 the none colored output.
 
 What do you think?
I'd prefer it the other way around: add backticks to the colored output, too.
+1, this is what gcc does.
Sep 10