RE: I Hate C++ Environments

Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Sun, 3 Jan 1999 10:09:34 -0500

> So I booted up MSVC++ V6 and started writing code. The basics came back
> fairly quickly but equally quickly I was reminded of why I got into the
> architecture end of the business.

MSVC is >300MB, and is an extremely complicated environment. I find
that MS tools generally make simple things really simple, but if you
try to do anything outside the norm, you suffer.

My preferred C++ development environment is still emacs, gcc, make,
and all the other Unix tools. I guess this is one way of agreeing
with your sense of woe...

Java promises to make life a lot easier, but isn't quite there yet.