[lug] Tools for C++ exploration

Michael J. Hammel mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
Wed Apr 15 17:02:21 MDT 2020

Not sure if this is what you're looking for:  cscope was designed for
browsing C/C++ code, making bulk changes, etc.  It's a text based, or
probably curses based but without windows and such.  Should be
available for all distros.  If you're clever you can make it work with
Java and Bash, though the latter is more iffy.

I have some Bash functions I use to make building the cscope db easier
across a variety of directories, if you want them.

On Wed, 2020-04-15 at 16:40 -0600, Steve Sullivan wrote:
> Speaking of handy tools ...
> I've been handed about 250,000 lines of questionable C++.
> Written by scientists, if you know what I mean :)
> Are there any tools you'd recommend for organizing, showing, and
> exploring such a code mass?
> I prefer no IDE, since usually it's simpler and quicker to use
> gvim or vi than set up a new environment on each machine.
> As Jeff Haemer said, vi & family are ubiquitous.
> Thanks,
> Steve
Michael J. Hammel
mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
michaelhammel at acm.org

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