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How to set up both Java and C versions? [message #1704926] Mon, 10 August 2015 19:07 Go to next message
Jay Sinnett is currently offline Jay SinnettFriend
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I have standard Eclipse for Java development installed, and it seems to be working fine. But now I would like to also do some work in C++. I can see on the Eclipse web site that it's possible to install Eclipse for C/C++, but is that going to create a separate version of Eclipse? How will I choose which version to use?

In fact, if I understand correctly, the extensions that enable C editing are "plugins" or "tools" - but I can't figure out how to find those tools by themselves on the Eclipse.org web site.

If, in fact, the end result will be that I have one "core" of Eclipse running, with plugins for C, then will Eclipse decide which flavor of source code formatting to use based on the Workspace I select when I start it up?

Sorry for such newbie questions, but I'm just getting started. Embarrassed
Re: How to set up both Java and C versions? [message #1704928 is a reply to message #1704926] Mon, 10 August 2015 19:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 08/10/2015 01:09 PM, Jay Sinnett wrote:
> I have standard Eclipse for Java development installed, and it seems to
> be working fine. But now I would like to also do some work in C++. I
> can see on the Eclipse web site that it's possible to install Eclipse
> for C/C++, but is that going to create a separate version of Eclipse?
> How will I choose which version to use?
>
> In fact, if I understand correctly, the extensions that enable C editing
> are "plugins" or "tools" - but I can't figure out how to find those
> tools by themselves on the Eclipse.org web site.
>
> If, in fact, the end result will be that I have one "core" of Eclipse
> running, with plugins for C, then will Eclipse decide which flavor of
> source code formatting to use based on the Workspace I select when I
> start it up?
>
> Sorry for such newbie questions, but I'm just getting started. :blush:

You have both options of including the CDT plug-ins in your existing
copy or downloading Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers and consuming it
separately. It's up to you.
Re: How to set up both Java and C versions? [message #1706752 is a reply to message #1704928] Sun, 30 August 2015 03:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Diane Chen is currently offline Diane ChenFriend
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I have a Mac and would like to keep the Java Eclipse separate from the C++ Eclipse. Can I just rename one of the apps (eg, EclipseCPP) and have both in my Applications? Will it cause problems to have both programs? On Windows I could put them each in a different folder and it didn't seem to cause any issues. I'm new to Mac so I don't know how things work here yet.

Thanks!
Re: How to set up both Java and C versions? [message #1707519 is a reply to message #1706752] Sun, 06 September 2015 15:29 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 09/06/2015 08:16 AM, ramy saber wrote:
> I just getting started Like you and i have the same problem and waiting
> for experts answers.

So, in essence, you've hijacked this thread to change it into a
Macintosh question. Just about no one is noticing. Post a proper
question rather than responding to an existing thread is best forum
etiquette.

I would answer you two, but I'm not a Macintosh guy. On Linux and
Windows, you don't need to rename copies of Eclipse, just keep them in
separate places of your filesystem. Maybe Macintosh does not tolerate
applications with identical names? (If so, just another reason Mac
doesn't interest me.)
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