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Subject: Re: [boost] Switch to CMake -- Analysis
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-25 08:56:33

>>>> otoh, developers who like IDEs may have a higher productivity due to
>>>> debugger integration.
>>> Sure. At least in windows you can open an executable as a project with
>>> Visual Studio and debug it flawlessly.
>> if you drop the exe into the ide, you can debug, but does it run the
>> executable with specific command line options in a specific working
>> directory in a specific environment?
> Yes, that's totally up to you.

but i suppose that a user has to set this up manually as it is not
defined in the build definition

>> and/or does it populate a project
>> with source files involved
> No it does not. It treats the binaries as kind of a project file.
>> and does it create a code model to allow
>> source navigation as in native msvc project files?
> Yes, I can see no difference here.
>> debugging may be possible, but the UX will probably differ ...
> It does: the solution explorer window is mostly empty. Besides that you
> see no difference in UI and behaviour.

... also what about xcode or clion or qtcreator? or running the
IDE-integrated static analysis tools on a codebase? or libclang based
tools that use a json compile database?

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