Recommendations on Coding programs

Bob Gustafson bobgus at
Sat Oct 17 23:56:23 EDT 2015

On 10/17/2015 10:49 PM, Bob Gustafson wrote:
> 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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