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Re: Is emacs helpful or necessary to gcc programming?


From: Dave Steffen
Subject: Re: Is emacs helpful or necessary to gcc programming?
Date: 01 Jun 2003 22:30:57 -0600

Jimmerr <address@hidden> writes:

> In article <address@hidden>,
>  Dave Steffen <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> 
> > It just so happens that Emacs has very good support for programming,
> > which makes it _easier_ to write code.
> > 
> 
> Thanks.  I was referring to things such as being able to debug and
> compile from within emacs. Is this important?  Do people who write c
> or c++ programs (especially for palm pilot with PRC tools) use or
> depend on emacs, and why?

Ah, but that's not what you asked; IIRC, you asked to know which gcc
features you would have or not have if you coded in Emacs, which
is a nonsensical question. ;-)

I don't know about palm pilots, or even what PRC tools are, but for
everyday C++ programming, I rely on Emacs completely, because IMHO
it's the best.  I can limp along in VI if I really have to, but it
hurts.

As far as debugging, I use GDB when I need it (run straight from the
command line, but IIRC Emacs has a GDB mode), and occasionally DDD
(which is a fancy front end for GDB).  My most commonly used tool for
finding wierd bugs is another human; you just can't beat having
another pair of eyes. ;-)

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