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- Subject: Re: Debugging best practices under Linux?
- From: Enrico Colombini <erix@...>
- Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 09:42:28 +0200
On 14/09/2010 9.11, steve donovan wrote:
On the subject of IDEs, the point is that they can be programmer
amplifiers. Java is very verbose, but tools like Eclipse make it
Hmm... it just feels like pulling a lead-filled cart to me. I don't
intend to disparage Eclipse, it looks like good work; I guess it's down
to personal preferences and styles. For my way of working, where I put a
very intense concentration in a short amount of time, responsiveness is
really important. I acknowledge that other people may have different needs.
(I'm also not saying Java development would be better without Eclipse; I
> And although using 'print' may feel like the manly
way to debug programs (as Linus thinks) but a little bit of integrated
debugging goes a long way, even for experts.
I've used a lot of IDEs and I can occasionally appreciate a good
debugger, but I've never felt the need of either for Lua. I can't
pinpoint exactly why, but with dynamic languages I feel more comfortable
and productive with just a good text editor.