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Old 06-23-2006, 03:07 AM   #1
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Source Insight Equivalent


I require to browse some huge source code, and not finding a suitable tool like source insight in linux, tried to use kate and kdevelop, but not much happy with both.

Using RH-9 :-( old one but can't change it.

Any suggestions regarding to best source code editors ???

Thanx for your response in advance.
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Old 06-23-2006, 03:17 AM   #2
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vim with syntax hilight enabled
 
Old 06-23-2006, 03:57 AM   #3
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Thanx for your response samotnik,

The syntax highlight won't show me the defination of a symbol if it is defined in some other header file, uptill I know it will show the syntax in seperate colour not the symbol defination or many more functionalities which is being provided by source insight, i wanted to have a perfect equivalent with gui in linux.

I found cscope as one of the option.

Nirav
 
Old 06-28-2006, 07:45 AM   #4
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Can any senior experienced member slap a reply to this question ??!!!

 
Old 06-28-2006, 08:37 AM   #5
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http://cscope.sourceforge.net/

Might be a start? Never used Source Insight but this should do what you want, it's just ncurses-based so it may not look as pretty as you'd like.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 02:08 AM   #6
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Thanx cs-cam,

I have already tried my hand with cscope and I also found it useful the only drawback of cscope is you have to enter the perfect function/variable name completely, in many cases the variable names and function names are longer one and cumbursome to even write or remember, in such a scenerio it won't help me, i want the feature almost nearby to source insight, source insight is almost near by to visual studio of microsoft if you have used it.

Thanx for your reply, my problem has remained still in unresolved state
 
Old 04-01-2009, 12:40 AM   #7
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cscope allows wildcards in identifiers

I've been using cscope for many years - it has great power :-)

I often type in a partial identifier and use .* to give me wild cards
or [aA] to ignore case search for the letter a or A in an identifer

I like it because after if finds the symbols - I can filter out (or in) subsets of the lines found before visiting the files.
You can also merge multiple searches together, or import previous searches.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 11:48 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Try eclippse

Hi Nirav,

Through some of my friends I heard about eclipse; which is available for both Linux and Windows. I have no experience in this particular tool, but hope it is a good replacement for Source Insight.

Look into the url.. http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Ramkumar K.A.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 12:18 PM   #9
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SlickEdit

SlickEdit seems to be very comparable to Source Insight also.
 
Old 10-05-2011, 05:01 AM   #10
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Stumbling across this...

On Windows I use Source Insight extensively on very large C projects, many tens of thousands of files in hundreds of Mb of source, and find it very good. As it creates project specific databases the symbol lookups are very fast and accurate. Most of the other editors above simply could not do this.

IMVHO the two possible equivalents for large projects would be Slickedit or perhaps Eclipse, although other editors may be fine for small projects.
 
  


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