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Re: Learning C++ with Emacs?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Learning C++ with Emacs?
Date: 29 Jun 2004 22:42:44 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

address@hidden (Cecil) writes:

> I have been using Pico, but have decided to give Emacs a shot as my
> editor for C++. The idea is that I will be using the console for
> most things; I will be using a very very old laptop, that Emacs will
> run on with no problem it seems. I ordered the Learning GNU Emacs
> book from O'rielly, and would like comments or opinions or whatever
> from y'all. I will be learning C++ from the very beginning. The
> teacher wants to use Visual C++, but I have a ancient machine, I run
> Linux, and if I have to, I'll just email source to myself at
> school. Am I making a mistake choosing to learn Emacs to learn C++?

Learning Emacs and learning C++ are pretty much independent.  At
least unless you use GCC and glibc, in which case it is worth noting
that Emacs' built-in info reader is one of the handiest tools for
accessing info pages (use C-h S with the cursor on a symbol to find
its info page).  It is also worth noting that the gdb command in
Emacs is quite handy for source code debugging.

> I have heard it refered to as a dinosaur whose time has come and
> gone,

Gone?  Hardly.  It's still quite the killer.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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