Alternative IDE and Compiler for C++ on Mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by lupusarcanus, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. lupusarcanus macrumors newbie

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    Hey all!

    I am having a hard time avoiding the big bloated, slow monstrosity that is Xcode. I've even tried Xcode, but I disliked the UI and I would like to try an alternative that is simpler and much lighter.

    Ideally, I'd prefer the IDE and the compiler to be cross-platform. It's strange coming from GNU/Linux to Mac OS X and it's one-way attitude.

    Anyway, thanks in advance!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The underlying compiler is cross platform: in XCode <4 it's GCC. In XCode 4 is LLVM.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    :confused: Most likely whatever IDE you were using on Linux is available for OS X from MacPorts.

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  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    The compilers on Mac OS X are just GCC and LLVM / Clang. Both of which obviously work on numerous different platforms.

    As for the IDE, just check out your favourite Linux IDE. Most will work on Mac OS X as long as you have installed the correct dependencies.
     
  5. lupusarcanus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How can I install GCC without Xcode? Most of the information I can find states I need Xcode.

    I apologize for the tone of the first post; I am moderately frustrated (and probably shouldn't be).

    Thanks to everyone who replied.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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  7. lupusarcanus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This ought to work. Thanks balamw!
     

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