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Re: [opensuse] MS loves Linux...
On 03/19/2019 11:13 PM, Andrei Borzenkov wrote:

"Visual Studio *Code* is a lightweight but powerful source code editor".

Sure will be disappointed when the try "build" and there is no cl.exe to be
found :) (though it will use gcc)

The VS Code "editor" itself, while full of bells and whistles, is awkward and
cumbersome to use. In Linux, with Kate/Kwrite/etc.. you are spoiled with
simple features like being able to toggle line numbers On/Off. With VS Code, 5
dialogs later, you might find the setting, or you have to hack a JSON config
file to change On/Off (I bugged this on github for VS Code)

VS Studio is huge (compared to gcc). You are looking at a 8G plus native
install with all the bells and whistles. (which is why mingw, or the old VS
Developer's Toolkit (v7.1) are lighter-weight alternatives - though you have
to put up with pre C89/C++90 with the 7.1 toolkit.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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