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Subject: Re: [boost] Using Boost without confusing Intellisense
From: Mostafa (mostafa_working_away_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-09 19:23:04

On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 16:14:22 -0800, Mostafa
<mostafa_working_away_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 08:29:11 -0800, Matthew Chambers
> <matt.chambers42_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I use many Boost libraries, develop with MSVC (currently 2008), and
>> build both my project and its Boost dependencies with Boost.Build. The
>> one thing that's always frustrated me using boost is its tendency to
>> confuse MSVC's Intellisense. I don't know if this holds true for other
>> IDEs with an Intellisense-like capability, but heavy use of
>> boost::shared_ptr and BOOST_FOREACH in particular seem to confuse
>> Intellisense in a large project. MSVC never knows what to show when
>> dereferencing a shared_ptr and it never defines the instance variable
> Eclipse CDT is actually pretty good with code completion, code
> navigation, and code editing. I've had no problems with shared_ptr.
> Though, it's context menu is a little cluttered, doesn't work with
> libtool+gdb combo, you're going to have to put some effort into getting
> the project setup if your project structure isn't tied to the
> filesystem, and from time to time they can have some really annoying
> regressions in their releases, so try out new releases before adopting
> them.

Forgot to add, it's highly customizable too, the usual key-bindings is
there, but you can also define your own automated code-style formatting.


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