Will AppCode will be a superset of the upcoming C++ IDE?

When JetBrain will release its full pledged C++ IDE, would AppCode be a superset of it, or would I need to use two different products?

Thanks,
Ronen

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It will likely be a separate IDE; though we haven't settled on this yet.

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I realize there will be a separate product, after all you don't have Objective-C and XCode on the other platforms.
But will you have all the C++ refactorings and stuff also in AppCode?
Will I be able to import/export my C++ project from/to a CMake project?

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Actually Objective-C is very much a cross platform language. Apple/NeXT might have made it more popular, but it existed before that (early 1980s). Makes no sense to prevent its usage on non-Apple platforms.

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Yes, all language features will be available in AppCode as well, the difference will be in toolchain support: AppCode will continue to target Xcode project while C++ IDE will support CMake and other popular project formats.
As for the importing, we may implement such a feature.

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That's true, but I doubt it will be cost-effective for JetBrains to invest in toolchain support of a language that is rarely used outside the Apple platforms.
On the other hand it just might be easier for them than to separate all the Objective-C stuff from the regular C stuff...

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