CDT Indexer Change History in Eclipse

First, here’s the original indexer preference page of eclipse 3.5 (CDT 6.0):

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In eclipse 3.6 (CDT 7.0), the full indexer is removed in favour of the fast indexer.

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And in eclipse 3.7 (CDT 8.0), there seems to be no big changes, “Index source and header files opened in editor) is added and set to false by default:

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Now, here’s the indexer preference page of eclipse 3.8/4.2 (CDT 8.1). Two changes: 1) Bug 197989 – Headers included in different variants are not supported. 2) Bug 377992 – Enable the “Index unused headers” preference by default. In addition, option to parse files up-front from UI is removed.

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I just want to read source code of apr and glib, to learn from them. When I created a C project and imported all files into it, some symbols were unresolved or wrongly resolved. In eclipse 3.7/3.8 (CDT 8.0/8.1), I managed to work it out by importing only unix-specific source files.

There’s a performance issue in eclipse Juno 4.2, but Juno 3.8 is not affected. So I strongly suggest to use 3.8 version. Since there’s no all-in-one package for 3.8. It is suggested to download the platform package (not the huge SDK package), and install CDT online.

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