I am curently using Julia on windows. I am looking for a very simple IDE that just runs a line of code and move to the next line. That is all I need. No need for debugger, language server, real time “feedback”…etc. I have tried Julia extension for VSCode which (for me) is a total disaster, is full of bugs and consume to much space and memory.
The “best” solution I found so far is RStudio, that I use by simply pressing Ctrl+Alt+Enter to run code lines directly in the terminal and move automatically to the next line. The issue is that I don’t have julia syntax highlighting which makes the code painful to read.
Question: is there a easy way to configure VSCode to do the same thing? (I don’t need anything else just that “basic” action)
If anyone has another IDE to suggest please do.
I really need something simple without all the fancy buttons and noisy features all around, i.e. simple text editor that can send code to a terminal…
I use Sublime Text with the Julia, SendCode and Terminus plug-ins on MacOS and Windows. Not that the Julia extension for VSCode isn’t any good, I just prefer the Sublime Text and a command line workflow. Although I may just start using VSCode when I need to use the integrated profiler.
Please file bugs reports for those, that is the best way to help us make it better!
We could think about a setting to disable the language server… A lot of things wouldn’t work, but that would completely take care of the memory requirements and I can see that some users might prefer that.
Plenty of issues already open…
My main killer is that it simply does not work with the package DotNET.jl. An issue has been opened. I don’t know whether the issue is coming from DotNET or the julia vscode extension but I can’t use it in my workflow. The package works perfectly well in the windows terminal. If you consider an option which fills my most basic (and only) need I might consider coming back to vscode. Thank you.
Until then, filed and fixed, you can look into Juno. I actually believed VS Code to be rather good. And Juno, I’ve also used. Juno had one advantage I liked, that may be already integrated into VS Code. I haven’t used neither in a while (and never e.g. debuggers in either), just know Juno is now in maintenance-mode (because of upstream no longer supporting), and the guys behind its extension, joined forces with VS Code, so don’t expect any fixes/more features in Juno (but it worked well for me).