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Tips for Noobs #1 - Troubleshooting C++ sketches  


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2020-01-19 9:58 am  

Ever since I swapped sides from Windows to macOS, one program has been my constant companion, "Textwrangler", a free advanced text editor.

And one of the functions in Textwrangler that I use constantly when adapting sketches is "Compare two files". So if my adaption is not working, it is easy to isolate changes or additions to the adapted sketch and saves a lot of time trying to find out what I have done wrong, or if I have unknowingly altered any of the original lines of code by mistake.

There may be a similar function in Visual Code, I don't know, I have never looked for one. I am pretty sure there are similar text editing tools for Windows and Linux.

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2020-01-19 10:40 am  
Posted by: @pugwash

There may be a similar function in Visual Code

Hi saylor !

In Visual Studio Code you can install a plethora of extensions. For code compare i tend to use one of the Git-based.