Miguel Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org
MS > Hi Bill...
MS > I agree with you (we also post here more often than in the private
MS > group). Thanks for posting here; I get a lot of mileage from your
MS > questions (and I suspect that others do too).
MS > Question to you Bill (over a cup of coffee of course):
MS > You have mentioned before -elsewhere- that you do not use the IDE. Do
MS > you get the PE edition that comes with the full IDE + debugger
MS > utilities, and if so, how come you do not use the IDE? I am only curious.
MS > I must tell you, the current debugger + debugging utilities that come
MS > with the Momentics IDE 3.0 are really much more useful, stable, improved
MS > and powerful! You can actually see the trace of your program, see
MS > interaction of several programs that you may have in the debugger at the
MS > same time, etc. I am quite impressed with them. You could or perhaps
MS > would be much more efficient if you use them, I am sure. If you have the
MS > tools, I encourage you to try them someday.
MS > Regards...
MS > Miguel.
Gee, I happen to be drinking my coffee right now. First thing I do in
the morning is get coffee and read these news groups.
More to the point, I have never tried the IDE with 6.3. I did try it
with 6.2. I found the learning curve incredibly difficult. And it litterally
wouldn't let me do *ANYTHING* the way I wanted to do it.
Most of what I need to work on is real-time software. Using a typical
debugger makes that software not-real-time. So I've developed a whole
set of my own diagnostic techniques and utilities. I can use these without
interfering with the real-timeliness of the executing software.
So I really don't have a need to try the IDE again. On top of that I found
the IDE to be extreamly FAT and SLOW. I'm developing on a 2.4 GHz HP
system with 1 GB of RAM and I still found the IDE fat and slow compared to
my own development techniques.
I can remember when I first started working on QNX 6, after having worked
with QNX 4 for almost 15 years. I used to be able to develop and test on a
single 166 MHz Pentium with 32 MB of RAM. QSSL said that I needed 256 MB
to do development work on QNX6. Quite frankly I was insulted.
Furthermore, it simply is NOT REQUIRED as long as you use the command line
Anyway, where I am working now they have a nice fat wallet. So I get all
the computing horsepower I want and we sprung for the Professional version.
They requested it. I'm sure it was a status symbol to them.