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Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Paolo, Jul 28, 2002.
I was wondering what IDE's are available for OSX that will compile C/C++.
Thanks for your help!
Project Builder should compile C/C++. You may also want to check Metrowerks
for a good ide. If you feel up to it you could just use any old text editor and compile from the command line, but an ide is so much easier.
I was trying to think of which IDE I used in college. Thinking back I guess I never used one!! Crazy.
I had Metroworks for a while, but only used it for coding in Java. Its a decent IDE, but I don't like its project property and management tools.
I like BBEdit a lot. It has syntax checking for a lot of different languages. The problem is that I don't believe it compiles (I could be wrong. Haven't used it in a while.)
Project Builder is also nice. And its great for C and C++ code, as the share the same compiler as Obj-C.
I use Project Builder. It's simple t use (as IDEs go), it works, it's Apple, and best of all, it's free!
Can't beat Project Builder in terms of value for money. Underneath it's all GNU (gcc for the compiler, gdb for the debugger) but it's got a syntax-coloring editor, class browser of sorts, etc. Probably not as slick as Codewarrior, but infinitely cheaper
PB & IB vs Codewarrior
I am a recent user of PB & IB and a CW user for several years. I am extremely impressed with the PB & IB combination - that is a lot of power!! The major advantage CW has is the ability to compile for Windows - something I have to do
At the moment I am working through O'Reilly's "Cocoa Applications".
Apple Project Builder, MetroWerks CodeWarrior, and JGrasp from Univ. of Auburn are the IDEs available.
You can also compile from the command line using single commands or the make batch build processor.