How does plugin suggestion work?

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Hi,

For example, if someone open up a file named 'BUILD', IntelliJ will suggest users to download Bazel plugin (https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/8609?pr=idea). In fact, Pants build system (https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/7412) also uses 'BUILD' , so it might cause some confusions for Pants users. Therefore I was wondering how plugin suggestion works in order to avoid confusions.

Thanks,

Yi

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Hello Yi,

Plugin repository https://plugins.jetbrains.com/ can discover file types supported by plugin (http://www.jetbrains.org/intellij/sdk/docs/reference_guide/custom_language_support/registering_file_type.html) and later IDEA gets information about file types supported by plugins. When you open a file of file type supported by some plugin you get a notification in IDEA.

Ivan Chirkov

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Thank you, Ivan!

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