· What do I need to do to get a simple C++ program to compile and execute?
Create a Workspace (or use and existing one) .
Open the C/C++ perspective.
Create a C/C++ project.
Add files to the project.
Build the project.
Run the program.
· What are Workspaces, Perspectives and Projects?
Workspaces are directories that the Eclipse IDE stores information and files associated with one or more projects, typically grouping related projects together. For example, when taking a programming class, you typically create one workspace (directory) to hold all the projects associated with that class's assignments.
Projects contain and manage programs that are to be combined together to create a single executable program (or a library ). Typically one creates a new project for each programming task rather than re-using existing projects. If one is doing programming for a class, it is customary to create a separate project for each assignment.
An Eclipse perspective is a collection of windows in the IDE that are associated with a particular Eclipse progamming tool. For example, there is a Java perspective that one opens when programming in Java and a C/C++ perspective that one opens when programming in C/C++.
No, one creates a new project for each program, and places the new projects in an existing workspace.