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Re: IDE versus emacs


From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: IDE versus emacs
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 04:34:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

<address@hidden> writes:

> If you just started with C or programming in general, don't waste your
> time searching for a featureful IDE.
> Just start coding, it's better to learn a new language without learning
> a new editor at the same time.
> You probably, also can skip using a debugger at the beginning.
>
> Have fun with emacs

Great advice. Specially the part about the debugger. Debuggers should be
banned for beginners. They create terrible habits and foster sloppy
methods (edit-run-crash-debug-edit anyone?) that may ruin your career as
a competent programmer.

Good programmers don't expect to use a debugger when they develop their
software. If you end using one, it is higly probable that the bugs you
are trying to fix is not the worst problem with your project.




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