D in Vim

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Vim features and plugins useful for D coding.


UltiSnips is a Vim snippet plugin with D support. It makes it possible to complete tasks such as writing a loop, wrapping code in try/catch or adding an operator in a few keystrokes.

Installing UltiSnips:

  • Make sure you have a plugin manager such as Vundle installed.
  • See the Quick Start section at UltiSnips site.


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DSnips is a (greatly) improved version of UltiSnips D snippets. It covers almost all D features and its snippets are designed to work together (e.g. can be used within one another or in chains). See DSnips reference

Installing DSnips:

  • You need to have UltiSnips installed first.
  • git clone https://github.com/kiith-sa/DSnips.git
  • Copy the d.snippets file to UltiSnips user snippets directory. On Linux this should be ~/.vim/UltiSnips.

    If you don't know where the user snippets directory is, open a D file and type the :UltiSnipsEdit command (after UltiSnips is installed); this will open a user d.snippets file which you can replace by the DSnips version of d.snippets.


The Dutyl plugin integrates D tools such as DCD, DUB and DScanner to provide autocompletion, syntax checking, documentation search and more features.


The Vebugger plugin acts as a frontend for command line debuggers, and can be used to debug D programs with GDB. You'll need to use :VBGstartGDBForD to debug D programs.

Installing Vundle

Many Vim plugins require a plugin manager for installation. Vundle is one such plugin manager.

To install Vundle see the Quick Start section on Vundle's site.