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Old 06-18-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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Recommendations for C++ editors

I'm looking for recommendations for C++ editors (that'll work on Redhat 9 and KDE).

I've tried emacs which is ok. I like KWrite's C++ highlighting mode, but there are some things in KWrite that are a little bit annoying.

Again I'm not looking for a compiler, I simply use g++, but looking for editors to make my C++ coding life a bit easier (highlighting, perhaps syntax checking on the fly, autocomplete maybe). Any recommendations ? Should I try XEmacs ?

Thanks for your help everyone.
Old 06-18-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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I use vi. I think the main advantage is speed in editing. Once familiar with vi/vim, you'll never use another editor.
Old 06-18-2003, 02:04 PM   #3
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yeah but I'm sayin vi is pretty basic, I mean there aren't a ton of options in terms of what I'm looking for, for example highlighting.

There is definately something to be said for simple yet powerful editors such as vi, but again I'm looking for something more.

Can anyone with experience using it comment on KDevelop?
Old 06-18-2003, 02:27 PM   #4
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You can have syntax hilighting in vim. Use :syntax on or add syntax on to your .vimrc file. It will use the filename extension (.cpp) of the file to determine what sort of syntax to use.
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Midnight Commander has a nice editor that I use for almost everything.
Old 06-19-2003, 07:29 AM   #6
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I like nedit - not too heavy, not too light! (Includes syntax highlighting too)

If it's not available, I agree with the previous posters - use vi

Not sure about auto-complete....anyone else have thoughts on that?


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