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Subject: Re: [boost] IDE for developing Boost
From: Jim Bell (Jim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-09-06 14:01:58

On 9/6/2012 8:07 AM, Lars Viklund wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2012 at 11:51:25AM +0100, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>> Seems a hassle to get a recent compiler like g++ 4.7 or Clang on Windows (default is gcc 3.4.4).
> You can trivially acquire a gcc-4.7+ or clang-3.x from mingw-w64, or a
> gcc-4.6-ish from TDM.
> Whether they and their gdb meshes into the ad-hoc madness interfaces
> that GCC-using IDEs, that's a different thing of course.
> They work reasonably well for me with Qt Creator which I resort to when
> I have to do C++.
> Eclipse CDT was utterly about a year ago, with multi-second pauses as
> you type into a C++ source file, eventually resulting in
> "internal error while displaying internal error".

I switched from Eclipse to QtCreator a year or two ago. Both very cool
(I heard JavaBeans was too), but QtCreator was just a teensy bit cooler,
faster, and took 1/10th the memory footprint (which mattered on a big
project's parallel build on my old 4GB RAM machine). Haven't looked back.

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