[after being moved to the General subforum, this post is now somewhat redundant. Sorry about that!]
Hi, I was referred to this sub-forum by marco_c, though I don't do any alternative IDE development yet.
This is a beginner-level set of questions.
Could someone summarize for me the current state of IDE's in use. For example, you could say: "80% of people just use the normal Arduino IDE, but.. " and then the rest of your summary.
the above was just a guess. What are the main benefits to other IDE's - is there one that is particularly favored by the community?
I'm interested in compilers, could you summarize which ones have any support on Arduinos. (gcc, klang, etc.) which ones are actually in use?
Thanks for all of your thoughts and sorry if I'm a bit haz [edit: hazy] in my understanding still.
I'd like to eventually write up what I learn on my forum, which is read not just by people using Arduino but also people coming from embedded Linux development who never have. I appreciate your summary and information.