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c++.idde - IDDE WishList

reply "Ant" <someone nowhere.com> writes:
Hi Does such a thing as a wishlist exist for IDDE?

If so top of mine is Code Completion, IDDE editor is ok Synax Highlighting 
auto indent, but it would be nice to have code completion especially when 
working with Win32API stuff something like the OW editor or Borland C++ 
Builder or Delphi would be excellent, at the moment I am using a separate 
editor for writing code which kind of defeats the object of an IDE don't you 
think?
Any chance Walter :)

Cheers 
Oct 28 2004
parent reply Scott Michel <scottm aero.org> writes:
Ant wrote:
 Hi Does such a thing as a wishlist exist for IDDE?
 
 If so top of mine is Code Completion, IDDE editor is ok Synax Highlighting 
 auto indent, but it would be nice to have code completion especially when 
 working with Win32API stuff something like the OW editor or Borland C++ 
 Builder or Delphi would be excellent, at the moment I am using a separate 
 editor for writing code which kind of defeats the object of an IDE don't you 
 think?

<controversial_statements> Why recreate the wheel? I've been using the Eclipse CDT IDDE in the unmanaged project mode (hand crafted makefiles, bascially), and it works pretty well. I wish I had the time to devote to making managed project mode operational. There's also a good possibility that the existing GNU make code could be reused if developers were going to use GNU make instead of the CD-ROM's smake or the free version's make. There's also a minor issue with debugging: getting one to work. There are two options. First, hack GNU's binutils to read/write OMF and CV4 (hint: look for cvinfo.h in google), then recompile gdb to use the OMF/CV4 target. Second option is to interface to WINDBG, aka "windbag", which works surprisingly well, despite issues with structure/class symbol names generated by DMC. </controversial_statements>
Oct 29 2004
next sibling parent Ant <Someone nowhere.com> writes:
Scott Michel wrote:

 Why recreate the wheel? I've been using the Eclipse CDT IDDE in the 
 unmanaged project mode (hand crafted makefiles, bascially), and it works 
 pretty well. 

Hand crafted ouch!! DM IDDE does a splendid job of everything apart from it seems autocomplete, even OW has this feature, shame their Resource editor is hosed, and their editor uses vix extended vi, shame the source code to IDDE could not be opened up many more enhancements could be made and it would allow Walter to concentrate on his new Baby D I wish I had the time to devote to making managed project
 mode operational. There's also a good possibility that the existing GNU 
 make code could be reused if developers were going to use GNU make 
 instead of the CD-ROM's smake or the free version's make.

I wish I had the time to fiddle with hand made makes :) this method does not makie for productive programming
 
 There's also a minor issue with debugging: getting one to work. There 
 are two options. First, hack GNU's binutils to read/write OMF and CV4 
 (hint: look for cvinfo.h in google), then recompile gdb to use the 
 OMF/CV4 target. Second option is to interface to WINDBG, aka "windbag", 
 which works surprisingly well, despite issues with structure/class 
 symbol names generated by DMC.
 
 </controversial_statements>

Oh well I guess I can wish all I like for a DM editor that has autocomplete, I dont think I will get it though
Oct 29 2004
prev sibling parent Ant <Someone nowhere.com> writes:
As a matter of interest where can the IDDE CDT plugin be found? I have 
searched the Eclipse site without luck

Cheers

Scott Michel wrote:
 Ant wrote:
 
 Hi Does such a thing as a wishlist exist for IDDE?

 If so top of mine is Code Completion, IDDE editor is ok Synax 
 Highlighting auto indent, but it would be nice to have code completion 
 especially when working with Win32API stuff something like the OW 
 editor or Borland C++ Builder or Delphi would be excellent, at the 
 moment I am using a separate editor for writing code which kind of 
 defeats the object of an IDE don't you think?

<controversial_statements> Why recreate the wheel? I've been using the Eclipse CDT IDDE in the unmanaged project mode (hand crafted makefiles, bascially), and it works pretty well. I wish I had the time to devote to making managed project mode operational. There's also a good possibility that the existing GNU make code could be reused if developers were going to use GNU make instead of the CD-ROM's smake or the free version's make. There's also a minor issue with debugging: getting one to work. There are two options. First, hack GNU's binutils to read/write OMF and CV4 (hint: look for cvinfo.h in google), then recompile gdb to use the OMF/CV4 target. Second option is to interface to WINDBG, aka "windbag", which works surprisingly well, despite issues with structure/class symbol names generated by DMC. </controversial_statements>

Oct 30 2004