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digitalmars.D.ide - Atom, ide-dlang and.. a better doc for beginners ?

reply ffred <ffred gmx.us> writes:
Hello all,
I'm new to D and looking to set a development environment for it 
that suits my taste.
I already used VScode when learning Go, but I'm not a big fan of 
it. so for D I'm trying to use Atom and with ide-dlang it could 
be fine for me.
I don't mean bad, it's good work and I have to say thank you for 
that, but the documentation available is not really complete or 
beginner friendly.

it's working, I can build my first example, but I don't 
understand how to go further. actually I can build, but how to 
build & run or at least be able to run after having build.
should I create new settings in the "build" package or install 
another package in witch I could set commands to run in a 
terminal (like I did in VScode).

the ide-dlang package's webpage just mentions at the bottom of 
the page that atom-ide-ui and build packages should also be 
installed, but doesn't say what need or could be done with them 
and there's not much info on how to use the whole system.

I searched online, but can't find any page about Dlang with Atom 
& ide-dlang..

is there someone else here using it who can at least tell me how 
he/she is using it and if I should use some more packages..?
thanks.
ffred
Feb 09
parent reply ffred <ffred gmx.us> writes:
well, I found the file "build-provider.js" in the ide-dlang 
installation directory. it seems that it's the setting for the 
"build" package and it only contains a 'build' function.
so I probably should look what I can learn about the 'build' 
package and if I can add more functionality in this file...
Feb 09
parent reply ffred <ffred gmx.us> writes:
me again, sorry to reply to myself, but in case it could be of 
any help for another beginner.
I don't know javascript, so I did it simply, but I now have a 
'build' and a 'run' working options that I can choose with F7.

here is my modified 'build-provider.js' (don't know how to format 
code in here, sorry..) :

const path = require('path');
const glob = require('glob');
const util = require('./util');

class DubBuildProvider {
     constructor(cwd) {
         this.cwd = cwd;
     }

     getNiceName() {
         return 'Dub';
     }

     isEligible() {
         return glob.sync(path.join(this.cwd, 
'dub.{json,sdl}')).length > 0;
     }

     settings() {
         let args1 = ['build'];
         let args2 = ['run'];
		
         if (util.compiler === 'dmd.exe') {
             args1.push('--arch=x86_mscoff');
	    args2.push('--arch=x86_mscoff');
         }

         return [
	  {
	     name: 'Build',
	     exec: util.dub,
	      cmd: util.dub,
	     args: args1,
	       sh: false,
	      cwd: '{PROJECT_PATH}'
           },
	  {
              name: 'Run',
	     exec: util.dub,
	      cmd: util.dub,
	     args: args2,
	       sh: false,
	      cwd: '{PROJECT_PATH}'
           }		
	];
     }
}

module.exports = DubBuildProvider;
Feb 09
parent reply ffred <ffred gmx.us> writes:
last comment about that, for other beginners like me..
it was the simplest way right now for me to modify a file from 
ide-dlang package, but the good way would be to create new 
settings for the 'build' package (or even create a build 
provider). I will eventually do that, but I need to learn more 
how all that works before.
Feb 10
parent reply ffred <ffred gmx.us> writes:
the package ide-dlang for Atom has been updated by its author.
there's now a 'build', 'run' & 'test' functions included (F7).  
:-)
https://atom.io/packages/ide-dlang
Feb 11
parent reply RegeleIONESCU <regeleionescu gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 12:02:14 UTC, ffred wrote:
 the package ide-dlang for Atom has been updated by its author.
 there's now a 'build', 'run' & 'test' functions included (F7).  
 :-)
 https://atom.io/packages/ide-dlang
Hello! A more beginner here :) I am trying to setup Atom. I installed ide-dlang 1.17.0, atom-dlang 1.1.2, d-struct 1.2.3, build 0.70.0, I set the path to dub executable as "C:\ldc\bin\dub.exe", as I am using LDC, I run "dub fetch dls" and "dub run dls:bootstrap" from the command line as instructed at https://code.dlang.org/packages/dls, I set in ide-dlang the path to DLS executable as "C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\dub\packages\.bin\dls-latest\dls.exe", I copied your build-provider.js file in place of the original one, I even replaced dmd.exe with ldc2.exe where appears in the build-provider.js file but I keep getting "No targets found" when pressing F7 or "No eligible build target No configuration to build this project exists." when pressing F9. Could you please help me identify the issue and sort it out? I am on Win10 64.
Apr 11
parent ffred <ffred gmx.us> writes:
On Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 15:18:32 UTC, RegeleIONESCU wrote:
 On Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 12:02:14 UTC, ffred wrote:
 the package ide-dlang for Atom has been updated by its author.
 there's now a 'build', 'run' & 'test' functions included (F7).
  :-)
 https://atom.io/packages/ide-dlang
Hello! A more beginner here :) I am trying to setup Atom. I installed ide-dlang 1.17.0, atom-dlang 1.1.2, d-struct 1.2.3, build 0.70.0, I set the path to dub executable as "C:\ldc\bin\dub.exe", as I am using LDC, I run "dub fetch dls" and "dub run dls:bootstrap" from the command line as instructed at https://code.dlang.org/packages/dls, I set in ide-dlang the path to DLS executable as "C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\dub\packages\.bin\dls-latest\dls.exe", I copied your build-provider.js file in place of the original one, I even replaced dmd.exe with ldc2.exe where appears in the build-provider.js file but I keep getting "No targets found" when pressing F7 or "No eligible build target No configuration to build this project exists." when pressing F9. Could you please help me identify the issue and sort it out? I am on Win10 64.
Hi, sorry I was away from D for some time now and hadn't been notified of your post. seems you installed too much similar packages. when using it, I just installed ide-dlang, atom-ide-ui and build and nothing more. then I modified the build-provider file, but as I was saying in my last post, the author of ide-dlang did updated his package, so you shouldn't have to modify this file now.. sorry, don't have time right now to install on this computer to verify how it's working. by the way there's now a 1.17.1 version of ide-dlang. maybe you should clean your setup and try again with just the minimum packages. also note that the author set it as "unmaintained" now on github. so if it still doesn't work for you and you're not attached to Atom, maybe you could look on the VSCode side. the dlang support seems better on it..
Apr 30