IDE for C developing

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by clajoh, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. clajoh macrumors newbie

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    Good day, can you help me with looking for a good C IDE. I've found several C++ IDE (such as C++ Builder), but I need just C. Or it's possible to compile C code in C++ IDE?
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    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    I prefer VI, but you can use practically anything for C. XCode, Eclipse, etc

    Great book BTW.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Of course K&R did it all without an IDE. :p

    Why do you need an IDE?

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  4. subsonix macrumors 68040

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    Textmate is a nice modern editor, Smultron is a cheaper one and TextWrangler is a free one. If you want an IDE, just use Xcode. I think vim is a good alternative if you want to master mouse free editing, it also comes with OS X and there's a GUI version available called macVim.
     
  5. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Usually, C++ IDEs can also work with straight ANSI C code without any problems.

    Xcode and Eclipse both support straight ANSI C.

    Personally, I use this book as a reference for straight ANSI C builds and VIM to edit :

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  6. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Wow, thanks for pointing out MacVim.. That's so incredibly superior to GVim for Mac.
     
  7. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Make sure you compile it from source directly from the repo rather than using the precompiled version and then use the Janus plugin set for it for a pretty sweet setup.
     
  8. firewood macrumors 604

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    I just use the Terminal app, vi, cc, makefiles, and the command line.

    Or Xcode if I want to use the graphical debugger UI and Instruments.
     

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