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ninja2

doubly ironic , yesterday immediately after I posted above I jumped back out only to see the very next thread was about "Ino" a makefile tool (by nailxx). pity it's for Linux!


Udo Klein

I second graynomad. The IDE sucks for anything >1 screen. However I prefer Linux + scons + Kate.
Check out my experiments http://blog.blinkenlight.net

CrossRoads

You guys are all spoiled. I wrote a 13,000 byte (compiled) program using the IDE and spreading it over 7 tabs once PaulS clued me in to them, worked just fine.
And with all the coding I rarely have errors with ; or mismatched ( ) and { } and [ ] anymore.
And of course CTRL-T to make it all look pretty for posting.

That said, I do way more hardware related stuff than software, and it took me quite a while to grudgingly accept eagle; and now its not too bad except for making symbols (a struggle every time as I do so few).
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

Udo Klein

Why spoiled? Of course I could use the IDE. But why? The only thing it really excels is that it works out of the box. In all other aspects it is below par even compared to a decent text editor.
Check out my experiments http://blog.blinkenlight.net

CrossRoads

Oh, I figured you were using some fancy C editor.
The IDE with its color coded command is nice to see that you have syntax correct without having to look it up or wait for the compiler to fail it.
Designing & building electrical circuits for over 25 years. Check out the ATMega1284P based Bobuino and other '328P & '1284P creations & offerings at  www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17.
Arduino for Teens available at Amazon.com.

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