[mythtv] Best editor IDE for Develop mythtv

Mac Michaels wmichaels1 at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 23 19:18:12 UTC 2005

After 40 years of developing I have tried a lot of editors.

The worst is paper tape to paper tape. You copy the whole 
progam source on a flex-o-writer stopping at just the right 
place to type insertions and skipping past deletions by 
turning a small knob on the paper tape reader to advance 
the input tape past the characters to remove.

The almost as bad is IBM punch cards.

I like emacs. I am biased because I spent 5 years 
programming a Symbolics Lisp Machine.

I must admit that I have used Microsoft's IDE and found it 
very productive in that environment.

I was not able to use Kdevelop for Linux driver development. 
I found emacs best for me. I have not tried to use Kdevelop 
for MythTV yet. I think it may have potential for 
applications development.


On Friday 23 September 2005 10:09 am, Adam Egger wrote:
> On 9/23/05, Keith C <mythtv at keithandjill.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > What's your favorite editor for develop a mythtv ?
> >
> > And so begins the Vi/Vim v Emacs battle of Sep 23rd
> > 2005. BBEdit!
> >
> > Sorry, I should just ignore this thread.
> >
> > Seriously, the real developers (I'm not one) prefer
> > plain text editors, not IDE's.  Which plain text editor
> > you use is mostly personal preference.
> Kate is a really good plain text editor.
> We're using the Eclipse IDE to develop almost everything
> in the software company I'm working for. Now even all our
> products will be ported to use the Eclipse GUI. Does
> anyone use Eclipse with the myth code? But please don't
> tell me how evil or n00bish it is to use an IDE ;-)
> Adam
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