Thread overview
Color highlighting makes usage of dustmite almost impossible for beginners
Sep 09
ag0aep6g
September 09
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
September 09
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.
September 10
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.