I would like to try a good ide for C. Please list your favorite ide for C not the one that is considered the best.

Thank you for your help.

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    We don't answer "what's your favorite ..." here. Instead, you give the requirements you have for the software and we try to find a suitable tool. "Good" or "the best" do not qualify as requirements. Requirements should be measurable. E.g. say: "price is less than 200 €", "must compile for MSP430" and "has built-in support fro Git" Jul 13, 2020 at 19:28

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I am using NetBeans, but you can use:



  • CLion
  • AppCode Has C/C++ support but it is for iOS Applications not for desktop
  • Since it´s for Windows Visual Studio must be mentioned, even I personaly dislike it.
    – convert
    Jan 10, 2022 at 12:38

Add this to the paid list: LabWindows/CVI

  • I think this is specific to National Instruments data acquisition environment and not for general purpose programming.
    – Eric S
    Jun 29, 2021 at 17:55
  • It is a general purpose C compiler (based on Clang), but adds a lot of libraries. I used to use it a lot for general purpose C and I still teach it in industrial settings (full disclosure).
    – dargaud
    Jun 30, 2021 at 11:56

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