[fpc-other] VSCode

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Apr 26 15:36:00 CEST 2020

Am 26.04.20 um 14:28 schrieb Martin Frb:
> On 26/04/2020 14:21, Sven Barth via fpc-other wrote:
>> Am 26.04.2020 um 14:03 schrieb Martin:
>>> Just curiosity:
>>> I recently see a lot of great efforts to make things more widely 
>>> available (language server / debug adapter).
>>> Often with reference to use in VSCode.
>>> I wonder what the advantage or usecases are for using VSCode as an IDE?
>> - free and open source
>> - cross platform
>> - easy to setup
>> - support for a wide range of languages (syntax highlighting, the 
>> language servers) and environments (e.g. there's Arduino support which 
>> is leagues better than that of the Arduino IDE)
>> - if the language server is implemented well then good code completion 
>> as well
> So matter of taste?
> Same as some people prefer eclipse?
> I was wondering how it compares (if used with FPC) to Lazarus. (Not 
> saying that Lazarus has a monopoly, just interested in knowing the diffs)
> I.e., maybe it offers some features that Lazarus does not have?
> I can see the advantage for people often using diff languages, to use 
> one IDE for all of them.

It has a few advantages:
   - minimap
   - better scm integration
   - quicker way to run external commands ("tasks"), editing the tools 
in lazarus is pretty cumbersome

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