Development Tools

Robert Graham Merkel
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 12:23:45 +1100

On Mon, 18 Feb 2002 11:44:39 Michael T. Garrison Stuber wrote:
> I don't want to pry, nor am I looking to start any holy wars, but I'm
> curious what people are using for development tools (editors/IDEs etc) as
> they hack GnuCash.
> At work (not that they let me touch much source code at work anymore) I
> used XEmacs, Vi, and CodeWright, plus proprietary tools from
> Digital/Compaq and Sun.  I've also used Oracle's JDeveloper and WebGain's
> JavaCafe.
> I've been using Vi and XEmacs to hack GnuCash, along with TkCVS to stay
> synced.  Obviously the Scheme code is impossible to work with without a
> decent editor that understands Scheme, and for that XEmacs has been a
> lifesaver.  I want to explore some alternatives to XEmacs.
> What do you use?  Do you have any recommendations on tools, things
> that you've found make your life easier while working on GnuCash?

Seeing a couple of the gnucash developers are the Debian emacs and
Xemacs maintainers, emacs tends to be the by-default tool.  However,
if anybody has found anything better, I'd be all ears :)

Robert Merkel	                 

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