[Tutor] Choice of tools

Brad M thebigwurst at gmail.com
Wed May 9 05:10:39 EDT 2018

Hi all, I have a question about how to choose a proper IDE for C/C++

I have been using visual studio ever since my C++ 101 days, but now I
realized there is a problem: feature lock-in!

As an aside, I can't get "Error squiggles" to show up in my .c project in
visual studio 2017, where as in my .cpp project it promptly notifies me
of anything it doesn't like, such as printffffff("Hello world! \n );
Anyone know how to make it work for .c?

So I have been happily letting MS VS 2017 community do my thinking
for me, so to speak, when it comes to error checking. Now I found out
I can't do any work since there isn't that Error squiggles feature for me,
I have to hunt down my next IDE!

Well, Notepad++ has this really cool "VIM dark blue" theme that is
gorgeous! However, I am a lose for choosing my next editor/IDE...

1) is it ok to get used to a feature that only some products feature
2) is there anything else that has Error squiggles?
3) recommend a C/C++ editor?

Thanks all...

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