Need advice on an IDE for autotools and C++

John D Lamb J.D.Lamb at
Sat Sep 1 06:32:47 UTC 2012

On 01/09/12 03:37, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> I have a project that I dropped 10 years ago or so, and now that I'm
> retired I want to go back to it.
> I want it to use autotools, and the existing code is C++.  I was never
> really expert in either one.  I don't expect to become so.  I'm hoping
> to muddle through with the help of some IDE or other.  I could use
> suggestions.
> Anybody know a good one?

I use emacs. But I suspect it’s not really an IDE in the sense you are
thinking of.

Try eclipse. It’s well developed and incorporates debugging facilities.
I haven’t checked if you can substitute ‘make’ for g++, which is what
you need for autotools. I’d be surprised if you can’t.

John D Lamb

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