Semi-OT: Getting back into programming

John Dee antitux at
Fri Jun 11 17:18:50 CEST 2004

Benedikt Meurer wrote:

> Joe Klemmer wrote:
>>     Ok, as much as I hate C, I have made the decision to try and get 
>> back
>> into doing programming again.  It's been 10 years since I was a "real"
>> programmer, and that was COBOL on MVS (the first person to laugh get a
>> smack up side the head!)  I have gotten some very good books on C
>> programming and found a few web sites with tutorials and such, including
>> the GTK one.  My question now is what tool/IDE/environment to use.  I
>> currently have Code Crusader, CodeForge, Anjuta and, of course, the
>> vim/nedit with-lots-of-xterms IDE.  I also have Borland C++ Builder X
>> and KDevelop but they seem more for C++ than C, though I'm sure I could
>> do C with them.  The problem with the IDE's, other than the vim/nedit
>> option, is the steep learning curve they all have.  It's almost as much
>> to learn the IDE as it is the language.
>>     I would like to ask what others are using.  What is the preferred
>> method or tools of development being used by you guys?  I sm leaning
>> towards either Anjuta or the vim/nedit method but am not against using
>> something else.  It would be good to be as compatible as possible with
>> you guys.  I'm not against taking a few months to learn an IDE but I'd
>> rather learn one than all of them.
> I use gvim, gnome-terminal, gdb and Xnest.
>> TIA,
>> Joe
> regards,
> Benedikt
same, 'cept for the editor (which is joe). Also throw strace into the 
mix too :P

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