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No extensions in Atom/VS Code provides linting
September 25
I'm making this thread to share my frustration in setting up Dlang development tools using VS Code in Ubuntu 19.04.

I have a small ongoing project using GTK and Rust but Rust's BC had been giving me trouble in borrowing mutable references across the different widgets (for example button click handlers). So I had created a branch and wanted to start rewriting it in D/GtkD before the project gets too complex. What I didn't know:

1. The builtin package for dub is broken:
`#apt install dub`, it installs just fine but as soon as I tried initiating a project dub throws a runtime error and throws some demangled symbol name. It looks like a problem in Debian unstable and the known issue hasn't been fixed in a while.

This prompted me to install dlang tools from the "install.sh" script. It does a fine job except that it could automate setting up PATH by itself, but no worries it's not a big issue.

2. VS Code extensions don't work:
Once I installed dmd and dub from the script file I opened up VS Code, there are (as far as I understand) two mainstream extensions for Dlang: Dlang using DLS and Code-D. Great.

When I installed DLS plugin, it said something about "installing DLS"... and that's about it. Formatting works but there's no linting whatsoever.

Code-D -- same outcome, no linting.

So I opened up issues on both the repos. Why does it have to be so difficult to set up and get started with coding? Not to start a flame-war or something but Rust sets a gold-standard of how tooling should be -- they should just work! All I had to do with Rust, is install the RLS plugin and that's it -- Linting, formatting, highlights -- all just work.

September 26
On Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 00:13:19 UTC, Hossain Adnan wrote:
> I'm making this thread to share my frustration in setting up Dlang development tools using VS Code in Ubuntu 19.04.
>
> I have a small ongoing project using GTK and Rust but Rust's BC had been giving me trouble in borrowing mutable references across the different widgets (for example button click handlers). So I had created a branch and wanted to start rewriting it in D/GtkD before the project gets too complex. What I didn't know:
>
> 1. The builtin package for dub is broken:
> `#apt install dub`, it installs just fine but as soon as I tried initiating a project dub throws a runtime error and throws some demangled symbol name. It looks like a problem in Debian unstable and the known issue hasn't been fixed in a while.
>
> This prompted me to install dlang tools from the "install.sh" script. It does a fine job except that it could automate setting up PATH by itself, but no worries it's not a big issue.
>
> 2. VS Code extensions don't work:
> Once I installed dmd and dub from the script file I opened up VS Code, there are (as far as I understand) two mainstream extensions for Dlang: Dlang using DLS and Code-D. Great.
>
> When I installed DLS plugin, it said something about "installing DLS"... and that's about it. Formatting works but there's no linting whatsoever.
>
> Code-D -- same outcome, no linting.
>
> So I opened up issues on both the repos. Why does it have to be so difficult to set up and get started with coding? Not to start a flame-war or something but Rust sets a gold-standard of how tooling should be

-- they should just work! All I had to do
> with Rust, is install the RLS plugin and that's it -- Linting, formatting, highlights -- all just work.

I cannot say much for running VS Code on linux. I tested VS Code with DLS on windows and I was really surprised because it worked out of the box including linting, code formatting and code completion.

Your issue seems to be OS specific. I stopped using VS code because the way VS Code in general works is for me a blocker.

Kind regards
Andre
September 28
On Thursday, 26 September 2019 at 16:18:34 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:
> On Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 00:13:19 UTC, Hossain Adnan wrote:
>> [...]
>
> -- they should just work! All I had to do
>> [...]
>
> I cannot say much for running VS Code on linux. I tested VS Code with DLS on windows and I was really surprised because it worked out of the box including linting, code formatting and code completion.
>
> Your issue seems to be OS specific. I stopped using VS code because the way VS Code in general works is for me a blocker.
>
> Kind regards
> Andre

I don't think it's OS specific. I tried using the intellij idea community edition and the DLanguage extension. Linting works fine. However I've been getting this weird error (I reported it) when formatting. I reported it (https://github.com/intellij-dlanguage/intellij-dlanguage/issues/519).

Currently IntelliJ is my only hope. But I refuse to believe Dscanner is useless to this extent (https://github.com/d-language-server/vscode-dlang/issues/18#issuecomment-534907556)
September 29
On Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 00:13:19 UTC, Hossain Adnan wrote:

> 2. VS Code extensions don't work:
> Once I installed dmd and dub from the script file I opened up VS Code, there are (as far as I understand) two mainstream extensions for Dlang: Dlang using DLS and Code-D. Great.
>
> When I installed DLS plugin, it said something about "installing DLS"... and that's about it. Formatting works but there's no linting whatsoever.

I suggest you this as a workaround, after having removed any version of dls present in your `~/.dub/packages` directory:

dub fetch dls
dub run dls:bootstrap

That usually worked for me, when I've encountered your issue in the past