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Eclipse IDE for C/C++ programmers?

I have a "sense of the market" question: are there any programmers using Eclipse for C/C++ development?  If so, what do you think of it?
Foobarista Send private email
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
I've used the CDT.

It's a pain in the butt. The indexing was far too slow to be useful, so it's basically an editor with a directory tree attached.

If you're running Linux, I'd suggest KDevelop. Apparently there's a port available for Windows, but I don't know any more than that.
Nigel Send private email
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
I tried Eclipse for both Java and C++ but it was too slow on a 2GHz system. When I just type some code I hate it when the CPU usage goes to 100%. It is a pity that it's in Java. If there was a similar project in C/C++ (faster) I think it would be the best IDE ever.

Side note: there was an article about some guys compiling Eclipse into native code. It didn't really help.

I think Java makes it cross-platform but also somewhat isolated from all platforms at the same time. What I like about VS is that it feels more integrated into the system (surprise, surprise..)

Offtopic: is it possible to "preload" the Java VM on Windows startup so that all Java programs start faster?
TomA Send private email
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
Eclipse for Java development runs very well. It's written in Java.
Nigel Send private email
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
It's slow on windows, unusable on linux.
Which is a shame really.
Craig Send private email
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
>Eclipse for Java development runs very well. It's written in Java.

I run Eclipse on a 1.8GHz Celeron and it is slow to start up but otherwise runs just fine.

My projects are probably on the small size (10 to 50 files, 25 to 200 classes).
frustrated Send private email
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
I thought about it for C# code at home, as opposed to just paying the 100 bucks for the IDE.

I am cheap.
Berlin Brown Send private email
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
Eclipse is a memory hog, I am currently running PoseidonUML and Eclipse3.0.1 - Java 1.5 = 90MB each
 = 180 MB.

But, I still like it.
Berlin Brown Send private email
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
For C++ there is the CDT plugin, but IMO it is unusable.

For Java, I find eclipse to be on the slow side - usable, but slow. Idea is a way better java - ide.
Dino
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
Just Eclipse spend 250MB memory from my machine... If you don't have 1 GB memory I think Eclipse must be slow...
Carfield Yim Send private email
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
 
1Gb RAM is ok for today RAM prices...
yoyo
Thursday, October 14, 2004
 
 
I have tried Eclipes, and the same as everyone else it is just too dang slow.
Personally I use Visual SlickEdit for all my development (though I with they had a plug in for Visual Studio, since my current project insists on useing VS projects for everything). I have the Linux/Windows package and have used it for the last 8 years. Ends up running me about 99.00 USD a year.

For the person looking for a free C# IDE use sharpdev.

 http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/
Lorad
Thursday, October 14, 2004
 
 

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