Re: C++ IDE with graphical application building and good portability

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Sun, 13 Jan 2008 10:56:31 GMT
On 2008-01-13 07:44, EricF wrote:

In article <4788bd45$0$2109$>, "Ole Nielsby" <> wrote:

Lars Uffmann <> wrote:

I would like to avoid Visual Studio (have been suggested that in the
past), and preferably use something that includes the gnu compiler (for
license reasons and for being - afaik - the best c-compiler around).

I use VC Express/wxWidget and doublecheck my code with
GCC occasionally. That way, I get the ease of VS debugging,
and code that works with both compilers.

VC Express is Visual Studio, though what you say makes sense. I've used it and
Eclipse (on Windows), which uses gcc/g++ via cygwin. (It can be configured to
use ming).

Eclipse gives you some portability.

I've been doing Java development for 10 years and recently returned to C++. I
develop applications in C++ for AIX in my new job. I'm underwhelmed with VC
Express/VS and Eclipse. Both are adequate IDES. VCE/VS are primarily for doing
Windows development. They probably are good at that, but I'm not qualified to
comment. But getting a console project setup is not intuitive. I find that
most things work fine, but then I run into a usability issue.

I usually create an empty console application and that works fine. Of
course there are a number of compiler settings that have to be changed
but you run into that with any compiler that I know of.

My 2 cents: If you have a small application without a lot of classes, you
don't want these guis. You probably don't need a gui. A decent text editor and
command line builds are better.

Yes, the extra overhead of having to set up a project and whatnot can be
a bit much for small apps.

Erik Wikstr?m

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