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On 04/12/2012 16:13, Philippe Lhoste wrote:
On 04/12/2012 13:46, spir wrote:
On 04/12/2012 01:45, Karl Park wrote:
I am new to this list, so my apologies if the same question was asked.
(couldn't find a way to do some search on archived messages)

I have been trying to learn about the lua itself (the implementation of the
language), and I quickly found out that I am not productive on terminal
using gdb and emacs.

So, I was wondering how to set up development environment/tools etc (I am
on Mac OS X) as you work on the language itself.

If you want a heavy IDE with complex features, probably some thing like
Eclipse would do
the job. For a lighter but efficient programming editor, i'd recommand geany
(it's only
drawback if language-specific settings are done via edition non-travially
organised config
files). I have not checked for OSX, but since it's cross-platforms and works
on Linux,
probably there is no issue. For your usage, it has builtin support of Lua & C,

Is Geany allowing to debug C code as well?

 From what I have heard, Xcode is more or less the standard IDE to code in Mac

Do you whther it has an integrated C debugger? If yes, afaik, no, or as an add-on (but I may have missed it, I personly only use debug tools for the memory). For more precise info, check and the website

Believe it or not, the feature I love most is dup with ctrl+d. It duplicates the current selection (from a single char to a whole page), or (this is the great point) the current line by default. Dunno if it's common, but it's for sure the 1 reason why I don't use an even simpler and lighter editor.