Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Eclipse CDT copy-create project

Project Copy-create is easier than create-from-scratch. However, the new project is often broken, perhaps due to multiple CDT bugs:-(. Since CDT is buggy, i prefer external diagnostic tools.

* External -- the exe file. ....\ideWorkspace\yourProject\Debug\*.exe. I call it "the EXE of the project"
Each clean-rebuild should recreate this file with a new timestamp. You can delete the file directly. If your main() ends with cin.get(), then you can run the EXE by double-click.

----- now, let's look at how to copy-create ----
The copy actually copies the <originalProject>.exe as the EXE. I hate that name, so I run a text replace in
ideWorkspace\yourProject\.cproject. You need to reopen the project, clean and rebuild, then refresh the view to see the newly produced EXE.

You may need to create a run-config. To search for the EXE, use the browse button. However, CDT might say the EXE is not a recognized executable [1]. Occasionally You can ignore it and run the EXE externally, or through the run-config.

[1] If you prefer to fix that, change the project properties -> c/c++ build(CCB)->toolChainEditor->currentToolChain to minGW.

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