Chapter 5

Eclipse integrated development environment1

Abstract

This chapter describes the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment. It begins with a brief history and overview of the Eclipse platform, describing plug-ins and the workbench. Following installation, we proceed to the C Development Toolkit. We show how to create a new project and add source code to it, describing in the process various features of the editor that simplify and streamline the task. A practical exercise is presented to aid in gaining experience with these concepts. Finally, we show how the Gnu Debugger, GDB, is integrated with Eclipse to provide a seamless development environment for C and C++ programs.

Keywords

Eclipse; debugging; C Development Toolkit; plug-in; workbench ...

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