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Linux Focus: Product review: SNiFF+ for Linux

Apr 16, 2000, 19:08 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Guido Socher)

"SNiFF+ is an Integrated Development Environment for the Languages C, C++, Java, IDL, Fortran77, Fortran90 and ADA. SNiFF+ gives you the possibility to visually understand your code. Users of other big operating systems may already be used to such development environments and be very happy to see that such an IDE is available for Linux."

"SNiFF+ and IDEs in general are best used with larger pieces of code and in environments where you have to make changes to existing code which you have not entirely written your self. SNiFF+ supports also various version control tools such as RCS, CVS, clearcase, etc... This makes it probably ideal for teamwork in larger projects...."

"SNiFF+ has been ported to Linux and it is visible in many cases. Luckily it supports common short cuts such as Crtl-a (go to start of line), Crtl-e (go to end of line), Crtl-k (delete until end of line) etc... It does however not support copy and paste via mouse. Under Unix one has normally a 3 button mouse and you select text with the left mouse button while you paste it with the middle mouse button. Under Linux this works across all programs and it is really annoying that it does not work with SNiFF+. Instead copy and paste is done with a key combination that seems to come from MS-Windows. SNiFF+ is otherwise a sound product but not being able to copy and paste with the mouse really annoyed me every time I used it. If I had to suggest a high priority improvement for SNiFF+ then it is this point."

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