18 Best IDEs for C/C++ Programming or Source Code Editors on Linux

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43 Responses

  1. Raphaël says:

    “visual studio” and “visual studio code” are different editors.
    HomePage is hence wrong and should be: “https://code.visualstudio.com/”

  2. Johan Boulé says:

    I can understand someone doesn’t have the time to try 18 C++ IDE, but then, it’s better to do an in-depth review of *some* of them rather than trying to give an exhaustive list with incorrect information : what you say about e.g. Qt Creator is a lie : IT IS FREE AND OPEN SOURCE !

  3. Javier Lopez says:

    Qt is too expensive 3400$/y

  4. Eli says:

    Great list!

  5. Serge Viterzgir says:

    Also Slickedit 2016 (commercial not free) good editor for c/c++ development

  6. szszszs says:

    Vim works better with proper plugins: http://vim.spf13.com/.

  7. Jakes says:

    The text about Qt Creator is: “It is a non-free, cross-platform IDE”

    Not true. It is free and open source!!!


  8. Dragnucs says:

    It is amazing how 11 out of 18 screenshot do not show C or C++ code.

  9. Mohammad says:

    Qt creator is free

  10. Dan Saint-Andre says:

    (grinning) I’m shocked, SHOCKED that emacs did not even get a mention.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Yeah, we’re adding Emacs to the list as per user suggestions, no need to be shocked, it’s just a mistake from our end..

    • Ravi Saive says:


      We’ve added Emacs editor to the list as per users request…

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