IDEs or make and GDB

Hey people,

I was just wondering what are your preferences towards using either IDEs(integrated development environments)or project management utilities like make and command line debuggers like GDB?------------------------
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I’ll tread lightly as this could be a flame topic…

I think it depends on how you want to develop. I’ve used both and at the
moment use a combination–I have makefiles for my project, but I’ve also
configured eclipse to build using makefiles. I’ve found this approach to be
flexible enough that I can develop in windows (with mingw + eclipse/gvim),
os x (vim or eclipse + some stuff installed through fink), and linux (vim +
necessary build tools) with less fuss than trying to use platform-specific
IDEs (e.g., XCode, Visual Studio). Personally, I want an IDE that once setup
I don’t have to think about it, at all. I’ve gotten comfortable enough with
vim, though, that sometimes I prefer it to IDEs.

Short story: try a couple and pick the one that feels natural, then stick
with it until you get good with it. Alternatively, pick the one that has the
most tutorials or your friends use, that way you stand less of a chance of
getting stuck and throwing in the towel.

JohnOn Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 10:06 PM, gasto wrote:

Hey people,

I was just wondering what are your preferences towards using either IDEs(integrated
development environments)or project management utilities like make and
command line debuggers like GDB?


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I use Code::Blocks for editing and as an interface to gdb. Sometimes I use
Makefiles and sometimes I use gdb from the command line. One of the bonuses
of using GNU utilities is that they are meant for the command line but are
easy to make a graphical front-end for (hence it’s easy to find front-ends
or IDE integration). I often find myself writing code in Kwrite, so
simplicity and startup time have an effect on me. My choice of whether or
not to use a Makefile usually depends on the audience of a particular
project.

Jonny D

Use CMake, then your question is no longer either-or.
http://playcontrol.net/ewing/screencasts/getting_started_with_cmake_.html

-EricOn 9/1/10, gasto wrote:

Hey people,

I was just wondering what are your preferences towards using either
IDEs(integrated development environments)or project management utilities
like make and command line debuggers like GDB?


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I appreciate your time taken on the answers. I agree with all of you. Make files are powerful but IDE?s are simpler. I still can?t understand why would anyone use VI or its cousin VIM considering it is the most unintuitive application I?ve ever put my hands on, but I guess that after 3 months of using it, it might turn productive.

In regards to SDL, there shouldn?t be any difference in the debugger used, should there?------------------------
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I use gdb and make.On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM, gasto wrote:

Hey people,

I was just wondering what are your preferences towards using either
IDEs(integrated development environments)or project management utilities
like make and command line debuggers like GDB?


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We use eclipse-cdt as an IDE and debugger for development and lmake
for deployment/ releases. Lately we switched completely to linux only
for both, using the mingw cross compiler for windows builds. That’s a
blessing!

lg,
MartinOn 7 September 2010 20:18, Donny Viszneki <donny.viszneki at gmail.com> wrote:

I use gdb and make.

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM, gasto wrote:

Hey people,

I was just wondering what are your preferences towards using either
IDEs(integrated development environments)or project management utilities
like make and command line debuggers like GDB?


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To be precise…Most do not use eclipse for the lua side of things, as
the LuaEclipse plugin provides nothing except syntax highlighting for
keywords, I personally use Geany for lua scripts.

lg,
MartinOn 8 September 2010 13:12, Martin Voigt <@Martin_Voigt> wrote:

We use eclipse-cdt as an IDE and debugger for development and lmake
for deployment/ releases. Lately we switched completely to linux only
for both, using the mingw cross compiler for windows builds. That’s a
blessing!

lg,
Martin

On 7 September 2010 20:18, Donny Viszneki <donny.viszneki at gmail.com> wrote:

I use gdb and make.

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM, gasto wrote:

Hey people,

I was just wondering what are your preferences towards using either
IDEs(integrated development environments)or project management utilities
like make and command line debuggers like GDB?


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also vimOn Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 2:18 PM, Donny Viszneki <@Donny_Viszneki> wrote:

I use gdb and make.

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM, gasto wrote:

Hey people,

I was just wondering what are your preferences towards using either
IDEs(integrated development environments)or project management utilities
like make and command line debuggers like GDB?


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Using 2010 VB Express with SDLdotnet currently.On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 7:26 AM, Donny Viszneki <donny.viszneki at gmail.com> wrote:

also vim

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 2:18 PM, Donny Viszneki <donny.viszneki at gmail.com> wrote:

I use gdb and make.

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 11:06 PM, gasto wrote:

Hey people,

I was just wondering what are your preferences towards using either
IDEs(integrated development environments)or project management utilities
like make and command line debuggers like GDB?


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