I've spent the last week or two working on a language plugin for D . As i get further and further, i'm curious if it's actually possible to do everything i want within IntelliJ. I've worked through a lot of the issues with creating a jdk matching a DMD installation and creating a D module. I've gotten it to the point where it will call my TranslatingCompiler for .d files, which i haven't implemented yet. I'm looking into the rest of the compile/build infrastructure and i'm worried that i won't be able to make it support a non-java-class compiled language, including a separate linking step. I have the same concern for integrating a binary application into the debugger framework.
So, to save me from banging my head against a wall for the next month trying to figure out if it's possible, I'm hoping somebody else would know already. Any thoughts/comments/suggestions? Thanks.