Recommendations on Coding programs
bobgus at rcn.com
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.
>> 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.
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