Re: Good C++ editor for beginners
C and C++ are all about linking. Legacy C++ code is readable about where the links came from. With C you have to maintain external documentation. For that reason, I like NetBeans with the added C/C++ plug-in.
You would have to have Java installed for the NetBeans IDE, then add the C++ plug-in. You get syntax coloring, matching braces as niceties for an editor and GUI-dialogs for pre-process and post-process compiling.
See if you can follow along in this linked tutorial on setting up a C++ project.
Good luck in whatever choice you go with.
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