When comparing SlickEdit vs CodeLite, the Slant community recommends CodeLite for most people. In the question“What are the best IDEs for C++ on Linux?” CodeLite is ranked 4th while SlickEdit is ranked 20th. The most important reason people chose CodeLite is:
CodeLite is licensed under GPL with source code available on [GitHub](https://github.com/eranif/codelite).
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Pro Built-in beautifier
The beautifier formats code as you type to help improve readability and consistency.
Pro Integrated debuggers for multiple languages
Integrated debuggers for GNU C++, Java, Python, Perl, Ruby, and PHP.
Pro Compiler tools
Pro Third party tool integration
Pro Symbol analysis support
There are powerful symbol analysis features in SlickEdit, including context tagging and references.
Pro Extensive support for programming languages
SlickEdit supports over 50 programming languages on nine platforms.
Pro Over 13 emulations
Pro Easy access to XCode projects
SlickEdit opens XCode projects with no conversions needed.
Pro Easy access to Visual Studio workspace
SlickEdit opens Visual Studio workspace with no conversions needed.
Pro Popular version control system
Pro Open source and free
CodeLite is licensed under GPL with source code available on GitHub.
Pro Cross platform
Works on Windows, OS-X and Linux.
Pro Easy to find installed compilers
The search for the installed compilers is quick, and it usually yields useful results on the very first atempt.
Pro Modest memory footprint
CodeLite takes up about 50MB when loaded into memory with a workspace opened.
Pro A lot of useful plugins
CppCheck, DiffTool, Git, MemCheck (Valgrind support, Linux-only), SVN, and many other plugins extend the IDE functionality greatly!
Pro File Explorer-like workspace view
The workspace view, unlike other IDEs, is a reflection of the actual directory structure on the file system (with user filters applied).
Con Bland UI
The UI is fairly boring and has limited customization options.
There is a dark theme available, however it only applies to the editor. The surrounding windows and borders remain light.
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