Which is the best open source C/C++ IDE out there?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Tue Jan 10 02:31:57 PST 2006

On 2006-01-09 15:30, Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org> wrote:
>JD Arnold wrote:
>> That's why you should graduate to Emacs - with the makefile syntax
>> highlighting, you'll at least see the differences between tabs and
>> spaces before getting into trouble due to bad whitespacing!-)
> you're certainly giving a viewpoint that has a great deal of
> truth to it, but I guess what scares folks is the horrible,
> horrible emacs learning curve,.  At one point in my career (in
> school, lisp programming) I learned/used emacs.  I admit, it's
> got so much power, there isn't even a close competitor.  BUT at
> that time, I had a genius girl programmer at my side, and she
> helped me with emacs syntax so heavily it was funny, and so I
> could make use of emacs without really having to scale the
> learning curve.
> If I'd actually had to scale that learning curve, do you think
> I would have, even COULD have used emacs?  One of the worst
> things I had happen, I needed, one year later, to go back to vi
> for a job, and just forgot enough emacs usages, and never went
> back.  I'd love to, but I'd have to find another genius Lisp
> girlfriend, before I could do that.
> Likely?  That's why emacs isn't the world's most popular editor/IDE.

If you remove the artificial requirement of the help person being
your girlfriend at the same time too, I'm sure a lot of the
current Emacs users will be glad to help

/me grins

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