[Tutor] Choice of tools

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at gmail.com
Thu May 10 04:32:24 EDT 2018

On 09/05/18 10:10, Brad M wrote:
> 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...

Check out Visual Studio Code as it's open source, is cross platform and 
supports most languages.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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