This post describes the prerequisites to get my Emacs config to work
sbt, Metals and
lsp-mode on macOS.
On Mac we need Java 8 for Metals (see SO):
brew tap adoptopenjdk/openjdk brew cask install adoptopenjdk8 brew cask info adoptopenjdk/openjdk/adoptopenjdk8
brew install coursier/formulas/coursier
Coming from Python,
coursier seems pretty nice and well thought
coursier bootstrap seems to be similar to
creating a small
jar file that fetches dependencies on first run.
coursier is a dependency resolver / fetcher à la Maven / Ivy, entirely rewritten from scratch in Scala. It aims at being fast and easy to embed in other contexts. Its core embraces functional programming principles.
It handles many features of the Maven model, and is able to fetch metadata and artifacts from both Maven and Ivy repositories. It handles parallel downloads out-of-the-box without resorting to global locks.
We can also tell
sbt to use
coursier for fetching dependencies.
Anyway, let’s install
coursier bootstrap org.scalameta:scalafmt-cli_2.12:2.2.2 \ -r sonatype:snapshots \ -o /usr/local/bin/scalafmt --standalone --main org.scalafmt.cli.Cli
You might consider changing
-o ~/bin/scalafmt would be a safe
I use reformatter.el to easily run
scalafmt on every save:
(use-package reformatter :config (reformatter-define scalafmt :program "scalafmt" :args '("--stdin")))
This creates the functions
among others. So I set it up with a hook:
(use-package scala-mode :mode "\\.s\\(cala\\|bt\\)$" :gfhook '(scalafmt-on-save-mode))
Now run a even stranger
coursier command to install
Language Server Protocol server):
coursier bootstrap \ --java-opt -Xss4m \ --java-opt -Xms100m \ --java-opt -Dmetals.client=emacs \ org.scalameta:metals_2.12:0.7.6 \ -r bintray:scalacenter/releases \ -r sonatype:snapshots \ -o /usr/local/bin/metals-emacs
You might want to consider changing
-o - maybe
lsp-mode knows how to look for
metals-emacs as long as its in
Before trying Emacs, I tested with VS Code and noticed it complained
about not being able to find Java 8. So I figured it will probably
also fail with
lsp-mode. I found the
lsp-metals-java-home variable and
set it as such:
(setq lsp-metals-java-home "/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-8.jdk/Contents/Home")
I don’t know how to know about that folder, I just came across it
while searching the web. Later I have learnt that you can run
/usr/libexec/java_home -V to see all your Java homes. This tool is
included in macOS.