Should the environment activated in the REPL match the Julia env in the VS Code status bar?
When you start the Julia REPL, yes, it should, but afterwards it is not synced. See:
Which environment is used? The REPL, VS Code, the last change, or do I need to manually change both when I change environments?
Each time you start a new process in VS Code (e.g. start REPL or a notebook, run or debug a file independently of the REPL), the environment marked in the bottom bar is used. If you interact with the integrated REPL (e.g. execute a line or block of code), then of course that will happen in whatever environment is active in the REPL.
That makes sense. Thank you.
The reason I asked is I was having a problem with a second environment in a sub-directory in a project, similar to test, but a different sub-directory I created. I thought this might be related to my problem. I never determined why this would not work for me. Moving the sub-directory to its own project fix the problem.
You can also change environment from the right-click menu on a directory in the VSCode Explorer pane (on the left, ctrl+shift+E to show).
This also immediately sets it in the REPL, unlike the behavior with the status bar (Not sure if this difference is intentional. It’s a bit odd, but it’s been that way for a long time).
I like the right click shortcut. Thanks.