Maybe you like searching an entire directory of files for a function, but I prefer ctrl-click to go to the definition.
Maybe you like launching the debug version and then attaching an external debugger every time you want to debug, but I find the "debug" button nice.
Maybe you like typing the full function name every time, I prefer to type the first two letters and press tab, cause it's faster.
Maybe you prefer having to compile to find all your syntax errors and typos, but I prefer saving time by having them red underlined as I type them.
*insert "REAL programmers use Pascal"*Ringu wrote: I don't think it suits everyone, but certainly some of us older hackers who didn't have IDEs tend to do this more than others. I think it's another case of an old skill being lost.
More seriously, it's not a skill being lost if people know how to but don't want to.
You prefer not to use IDE's, what works for you works for you, but that doesn't mean it's better. It's better for you. Using and IDE is better for me.
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