Need advice on an IDE for autotools and C++

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Sat Sep 1 23:45:21 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:32 PM, John D Lamb <J.D.Lamb at> wrote:
> 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.

I use vim, and it has similar capabilities.  You're right, not what I
had in mind.

> 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.

I'll try it, but it does not seem to have any explicit integration
with autotools or any source code control system.  I'd really like

Kevin O'Gorman

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