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Re: [SLUG] Good Editors for C development

On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 08:42:56PM +1000, Andy Eager wrote:
> Does anyone know of any good development environments / editors for 
> writting c-apps with multiple source files.

Of course.

There are two equally valid answers, and they have existed for a
_very_ long time.  These are:

1) Unix (with vi or some other editor)


2) Emacs (perhaps xemacs: it's prettier.)

Both can do anything that you need for software development,
quickly and easily.  It's what they're for.  Some people try to
use emacs as the editor for 1), but that doesn't work as well as
(2), because it loses some of the multi-buffer bennefits of
emacs, and because emacs tends to be fairly slow to start up.
You can use gnu-client to start up emacs _sessions_ fairly