NetBeans C/C++ Dev Pack Rocks!
By templedf on Oct 11, 2006
I've been testing out the latest build of the C/C++ Dev Pack for NetBeans, and I'm quite impressed. I'm really very excited to finally have full C/C++ integration with NetBeans. Code reformating, go to declaration, a pull-down menu for jumping to functions, a class browser, etc. I can't wait until it get's GA'ed.
The most impressive thing about the dev pack so far is how well it handles macros. Not only is it not confused by complicated ifdef's, it even does macro interpolation on the fly. In the Grid Engine source tree, we have one file that defines a macro that defines a function, and then uses that macro to create a series of functions. When I view that file in the new dev pack, the function pull-down menu shows me each of those dynamicly generated functions instead of an ugly pile of macros. Sweet!
Also, if you hadn't noticed, RC1 of NetBeans 5.5 is now available. So far, I've found it to be much stabler than beta 2.