We now use a lot Julia and VScode for teaching. I’d like to ask about 2 things:
- while we mostly use notebooks, students often need to open the REPL (e.g. to install packages) or other tasks. They always ask on which button they should click to open up the REPL within VScode. Is there such a clickable button? I tell them to Crtl+shift+P and then search “start REPL” but that’s a bit of a hassle sometimes…
- Over the semesters and years, students come with already installed but old Julia version. Is there a way to easily update (without juliap). For example, I had the case of a student with v1.6 on a mac. We downloaded and installed v1.9. Upon VScode restart, the extension is still linked to v1.6. Then we edited the executable path but we were surprised to find the box empty. So we ended up with manually adding a link to v1.9. This is also sometimes quite a hassle when there are a lot of students with different computers. Is there a way such that the VS code extension automatically loads the most recent installed version?
thanks and cheers!