Editor required for C and C++ like Understand for C++

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    Question Editor required for C and C++ like Understand for C++

    Is there any open source editor available for C and C++? I have been using Understand, but the free trial last for only 15 days. I have considered Ultra Edit, but it does not allow you to go to the function definition when you click on the function call, unlike Understand, which allows you to click on the user defined function name and it will go to the function whichever file it is present in. Kindly suggest alternatives. Thank you.
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    Eclipse may do what you want. Or Code::Blocks, Visual Studio, Emacs or many others.

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    Right, I came this close to perm banning gurvinder for being a spammer who was advertising Understand without permission, then after reading it for the fifth time, decided that my original impression (and that of matsp) was correct after all

    Yes, it sounds like you are looking for an IDE, so Code::Blocks, Visual Studio, and IDEs pretending to be editors (e.g., emacs) would fit the bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gurvinder View Post
    which allows you to click on the user defined function name and it will go to the function whichever file it is present in.
    You can do that in vim with ctrl+] if you have your tags file set up correctly. Not sure exactly how to get that working, it's been a long time since I've done it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumPete View Post
    You can do that in vim with ctrl+] if you have your tags file set up correctly. Not sure exactly how to get that working, it's been a long time since I've done it.

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    Hahaha... and how do you exit from vim ?

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    Hit <Esc> a couple of times and then type shift+; then q and <Enter>
    I forgot to mention, you can jump back down the tag stack by pressing ctrl+T

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasta_freak View Post
    Hahaha... and how do you exit from vim ?
    Isn't it just : q the same as regular vi?

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    I was kidding... i learned (the hard way...)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasta_freak View Post
    I was kidding... i learned (the hard way...)...
    yeah ":help" can be pretty overwhelming
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasta_freak View Post
    I was kidding... i learned (the hard way...)...
    You know it's a bad sign when the first thing a tutorial covers is how to exit the program!

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    Ontopic:
    I personally use RhIDE/SetEdit. It uses turbo-vision library (like TurboC, TurboPascal for DOS), and the effect is that in X-Windows i have text that looks almost exactly like on text console (console is most eye-friendly, IMHO). It's least tiring for my eyes, plus that blue background and yellow text, plus nostalgia... Only bad thing is that RhIDE is practicly dead project (for years now), but there are various new builds, reworked sources. Plus you need gdb sources if you want integrated debugging (only if you're compiling it). And it has 'issues' with international characters (at least my every build has). And sometimes if you "tweak" it to work on X, it gives junk on console (you must change console/X font). But i haven't thought of replacing it with anything other yet !

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    You know it's a bad sign when the first thing a tutorial covers is how to exit the program!
    Nah, it is akin to the "hell week" kind of activities that elite military units put their trainees through. If you cannot take it, quit immediately :q!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    Nah, it is akin to the "hell week" kind of activities that elite military units put their trainees through. If you cannot take it, quit immediately :q!
    Yeah, but do you really want your editor to be like an assault course?

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    editor:back to topic

    I installed eclipse with C plugin (ganymede).However i am facing problems regarding setup.Any other alternatives.Code::Blocks doesnt help.

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    Well, there's always khmkhkpirkhmmkatekmhbaykhm....

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