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Subject: Re: [boost] Using Boost without confusing Intellisense
From: Krzysztof Czainski (1czajnik_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-10 07:34:33

2011/2/10 Mostafa <mostafa_working_away_at_[hidden]>

> 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 in BOOST_FOREACH.
> 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.
> Mostafa

Same here: Eclipse CDT code completion works about 90% of the time, with
code using boost, including shared_ptr. I don't use BOOST_FOREACH, but I
would expect it to work as well.

Regards, Kris.

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