Recommendations on Coding programs

Bob Gustafson bobgus at
Sat Oct 17 23:49:43 EDT 2015

On 10/17/2015 08:08 PM, Mike or Penny Novack wrote:
> On 10/17/2015 7:06 PM, Matt Graham wrote:
>> G’day all,
>> Now that I finally have myself set up to be able to view, edit and 
>> test the gnucash sources, I have come across the limitation of using 
>> text editors (using nano at the moment...) to code. Can anyone 
>> recommend a good program for doing coding for Gnucash? I’m mainly 
>> looking at the C side of things rather than guile, but a program that 
>> can do multiple types of code would be useful. Preferably ones that 
>> are supported on both windows and linux.
>> Cheers,
>> Matt G
> Well during several decades writing software for a living, I wrote* a 
> few hundred thousand lines of code without a language sensitive 
> editor. But since these are now readily available, I strongly 
> recommend you use one. In any 'nix operating system this is no problem 
> at all, since the standard library of utilities will give you a choice 
> of them.
> Under Windows you probably have a choice of at least some of these. 
> Many decades back a friend sent me a copy of xemacs for Windows, so I 
> know that one existed at least that far back << I was using it just to 
> be able to do LISP under Windows >>
> Michael D Novack
> * I don't mean I entered that many keystroke by keystroke! Folks who 
> are experienced at the trade usually know where to find "useful 
> chunks" and have decent personal libraries from which chunks perhaps 
> as big as hundreds of lines can be grabbed and used with just a few 
> key changes.
> _______________________________________________

You could take a look at the products available from

They are not free - but are modestly priced.

For C and C++, you might take a look at CLion

I myself am using RubyMine and WebStorm.

Have fun

Bob G

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