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indigophi
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Why is the C++ build and package management system so complicated? I feel like whenever I work on a C++ project, I spend more than half my time just figuring out how to set up the environment, build the binaries, run the tests, when I’d rather and should be writing code.

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    Which system
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    @electrineer OS X and Linux
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    @indigophi how is it complicated on linux? It's pre-installed and I can literally do

    Nano test.cpp
    Write the basic main() function and then pass it through gpp, all from the terminal on a clean install and it will compile and work... What environment setup is even necessary?

    Now using libraries... That's also super simple but It's definitely not intuitive
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