Re: IDE for C++: KDevelop vs Emacs vs Other
From: d2004xx (d2004xx_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 27 Mar 2004 03:55:26 -0800
Benny Hill <benny_hill3@your_rose_colored_glassesyahoo.com> wrote in message news:<pan.2004.03.14.21.12.00.429668@your_rose_colored_glassesyahoo.com>...
> On Sun, 14 Mar 2004 04:59:49 -0800, David Fisher wrote:
> > Hi
> > Like many programmers, I have learned to use makefiles, gcc, grep, vi,
> > gdb, ddd, ldd and other 'small and beautiful' UNIX tools. However,
> > lately I've been thinking that I may be missing some things that would
> > make my C++ programming easier.
> > Here's a checklist of things that I want an IDE to have, ideally:
> > - debugger (are there IDEs that will let me see the contents of C++
> > classes, for example, std::pair<int, float> during debugging?)
> > - function definition collapsing
> > - search and replace (I like Vi, but I don't mean :%s/x/y/g here)
> > - cross-platform-ness - I want to use the same IDE on Windows, if I
> > ever move there
> > - cross-language-ness - I want to use the same IDE with Perl and maybe
> > other languages
> > - configurability (some might say Turing-completeness). I want an IDE
> > to make simple things simple, but I also want to have the ability to
> > *program* it to do *anything*.
> > - other things that are important, but I might have missed
> Hi David,
> I use Visual SlickEdit (www.slickedit.com) on Linux and on Windows for
- Code Beautify supports only C-like languages and HTML/XML..
- Class browser doesn't work with Python (it flatens all
> It has the ability to collapse functions. It has the ability to search
> and replace.
including forward/backward [regexp] incremental search, better than
emacs's I think.
> As for configurability - it does more than what I need so I
> haven't looked into this much. I believe that information is provided
> that would allow you to write plugins or extensions if you really wanted
> to (much like Emacs does).
I found its documentation is poor...
> The main catch though is that it's not free like Emacs or KDevelop.
> Licenses are US$299 for single-user. If you are a student you can get an
> an academic license for $99 and if you just want to see if you like it or
> not, there is a 30 day, fully-functional trial available.
BTW I'm wondering if visual slickedit is still being developed? They
seem to have moved to slickedit studio...