[Interest] CLion to replace QtCreator?

Guenter Schwann gunter at schwann.at
Tue Apr 5 16:09:29 CEST 2016

On Tuesday, April 05, 2016 04:19:42 PM NoMercy wrote:
> That QtCreator is eons behind current technology and trends, isn't it very
> obvious?

No! Absolutely not.
QtCreator is a really great IDE. Very lightweight, but still very powerful.
Simply using the "Esc" button is a single fantastic feature that I haven't 
seen elsewhere.

And for the technology: CLion as well as QtCreator are using clang for the 
code model (which is the heart of an IDE).
What other technology do you mean?

What trends do you see for IDEs?

> I would say just checkout features of ANY JetBrains product but
> you don't even intend to so you are in therefor denial. (Not personally you
> but many people who are objecting these)

I haven't used it yet - granted. But I have watched all the CLion releases so 
They are looking promising. But I haven't seen any major feature that 
QtCreator would lack (C++ only).

I guess you haven't read the manual of QtCreator. So you missed tons of 

And yes, QtCreator is not perfect. Especially the clang code model still needs 
polishing (speed is not up to the old model).
QtCreator 4.0 (beta) is looking really nice :)


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