Other IDEs?

Is it possible to compile the code with another IDE and still use the C18 compiler. I’m pretty sure you need the C18 for the robot, right? but another IDE like Visual C++ 6.0 for example, would work? I don’t really like MPLAB but if I have to use I guess I will :slight_smile:

Although i have not personally tried this, it is possible and has been covered in other threads. The c18 compiler as well as the linker and other utilities are all command line, so they can be invoked independantly of the the MPLAB IDE by whatever alternate program your desire. I think a few people have had some success with eclipse IDE.

sweet thanks I’ll look for the commands and try it in devc++ since I know how to do it in that.

Erm…another question…is there a table anywhere of all the members of the default code, and descriptions for them…just a simple list?

I’ve never used devc++ but if it uses any sort of makefile like system it should work fine. I’m also not exactly sure what you mean by your question, could you please clarify?

well I was wondering if there was a document where I could just look up a variable or function that I don’t know. something I could give my beginning programmers.

I’m not sure if this exists, but it would be handy…

/me marks thread idea for later.

These IFI reference documents might have some of the detail new programmers could use.

2005 Reference Guide is at http://www.ifirobotics.com/docs/

These 2004 default programming guides still apply to the 2005 default code, but don’t address the CMU camera specific code.
The 2004 Programming Reference Guide and FRC 2004 RC Default Code Reference Guide are at http://www.ifirobotics.com/docs/legacy/

thanx. this is a good start to the list. it has most of the variables and stuff. I’ll check around the websites also.