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Re: "Visual" IDE? - You mean Emacs

On Sun, 10 May, 1998, Gregory S. Stark wrote:
> SEGV <mlepage@cgocable.net> writes:
> > I understand that Visual Studio was created for the lowest common
> > denominator (that's a fact, not an opinion), and that UNIX programmers
> > are more comfortable with makefiles and command lines. But you have to
> > admit that Visual Studio, and Metrowerks Codewarrior, are great IDEs.
> > 
> > My question is, "Why is there nothing similar on UNIX?"
> Generally the IDE systems confuse "integration" with closed monolithic design.
> Just compare what unix accomplishes with simple protocols like the EDITOR
> environment variable and the +lineno argument, compared with the baroque VS
> extension API. Personally I have used VS and I would much prefer Emacs with
> M-x gdb and M-x compile.

Emacs is the only IDE, there is no other way of doing it.

Edward Betts  http://www.hairnet.demon.co.uk/

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