I have a limited knowledge of programming, but am interested in buying a Rasberry Pi when it is released.
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to program on the device in C++?
I understand it's an ARM processor, and supports a version of Linux. But aside from that it's a normal Mini PC essentially. So will it simply be dependent on whether or not the IDE is supported. For example Visual Studio will not work on it, but an open-source cross-platform IDE like Code::Blocks may run on it?
Many thanks for any help,
There is a list of tested languages on the Wiki. C/C++ works fine - command lines tool;s will be provided as standard, along with Python etc. As fo an IDE, you really only need an editor rather than a full blown IDE, vim, emacs etc, or Gedit or similar if using a desktop - Eclipse will just be too memory hungry. IDE's on the whole are rather too memory hungry nowadays.
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