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November 30, 2002
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Sigh.

So I'm thinking of abandoning Metrowerks Codewarrior again for Apple's Project Builder.

Metrowerks has a freaken great compiler- it's fast- uber fast. But it's editing for objective-c just absolutely blows. It doesn't even have function popups for it, and it's had an obj-c compiler in it for a couple of years now. GIVE ME A FREAKEN BREAK ALREADY.

Project Builder is slow- but it works. And a new version that will probably be out shortly has dual processor support, so I can compile multiple files at once, which is nice since I have 2 processors on my box. And it's debugger is a bit better when it comes to obj-c code too. And it's free, which is nice. But it's realllllly slow compared to metrowerks (well, gcc is- which is the compiler it uses).

Bah. Stuck between a rock and a hard place.