How to install Eclipse+Descent+Ldc D programming language compiler and configure auto completition


Hi, i’ve just done a small video in how to being productive with the D programming language.

The video is actually on YouTube and shows, step by step, how to set up a perfect and complete IDE for the D programming language.

Hope you enjoy… See you!

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  • I did not enjoy the tutorial. I was not a tutorial at all … it was a chat session with your buddies.

    It was impossible to see what you were writing, you were too fast ans stepee.

    I could not apply it.

    Do you have a real step by step tutorial?

    Remember that D is a new language and the configuration for eclipse is actually manual.

    I haven’t bee able to run a program even when I have installed Descent. I dont know why I cannot run it.

    Cheers πŸ™‚ …

    • Hello Samuel:

      First of all, sorry for my english.

      You don’t discourage.

      I think the same about the tutorial, but it’s better have anything than have nothing. Thanks to Vicenzo Ampolo for his work.

      About your name, are you valencian of Spain?

      This is a little guide for standard people (like me) can do a D-Language program in Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty.

      I haven’t experience in: Linux, C, C++, D, but I’am interesting in D-Language.

      It’s difficult for me undersand the guides to install the tools and librarys and I have found a lot of problems.
      And I’am not the only one:

      I want to do a simple program that can retrieve data from a sqlite database. After two weeks I only can do the “Hello World!”.

      The steps will be schematics but I think it can be followed.

      Install LDC compiler
      generic install instructions
      Download the LDC binary for your platform
      LDC 0.9.1 for linux x86-64

      The file ldc-0.9.1-x86_64.tar.bz2 appears in the download directory.

      Move the file to your home directory:
      $ move ldc* $HOME

      $ cd $HOME
      $ tar jvxf ldc-0.9.1-x86_64.tar.bz2

      The directory ldc-0.9.1-x86_64 is created.

      Update de PATH:
      $ vi $HOME/.bashrc

      Close the console/terminal session and open an new console to set the new PATH.

      $ ldc

      If the help of ldc is not displayed then the PATH is not set ok.
      You can do:
      $ $HOME/ldc-0.9.1-x86_64/bin/ldc

      Create a work directory:
      $ mkdir $HOME/workdir

      Because I don’t know how tell the ldc command the PATH of de tango libraries needed for screen input/output
      copy the files to the work directory:

      $ cd $HOME/workdir
      $ cp -r $HOME/ldc-0.9.1-x86_64/import/tango .

      Now, you can write the hello-word program:

      $ vi probe.d

      import tango.stdc.stdio;

      int main()
      printf(“Hello, World!n”);
      return 0;

      Another version:


      int main()
      Stdout(“Hello World.”).newline;
      return 0;


      $ ldc probe.d

      The file probe is generated. Now you can run:

      $ probe

      In there are instructions to install ldc in ubuntu, but I don’t know what are doing.

  • I’m working for gdc in these last weeks, we are also preparing deb packages for it. A tutorial on how to set Descent + gdc will follow as well. and this time it will be written, with some screenshots, so speed will be not a problem for the reader πŸ˜‰

    See you.

  • there is a pause button on the player, use it to break up the video into little steps which you can try out for your self. it worked for me :-).

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