Why I hate having to work with Visual Studio
The fact that the MS C++ compiler is one of the worse on the market is bad enough. Random crashes, lockups, and intellisense taking complete control while also providing next to no actual benefit…annoys me but I’m used to it. What really bothers me though is its tendency to enter the Twilight Zone.
Today reminded me of this fact yet again. For no apparent reason every editor area in the program (luckily only one instance) has begun to:
* Place the edit cursor wherever you put it whether or not there’s anything there (well past the end of lines in other words)
* Ignore arrows, backspace, delete, etc…
* Pop up some kind of window menu when I type ‘-‘.
This is the first time I’ve run into behavior this random, but I quite regularly run into a different kind of random craziness. Probably about 1-2 times a day one of the files I’m editing will randomly enter some strange mode where indentation doesn’t work and pressing ‘:’ puts you at the beginning of the line. Makes typing things out like “std::vector::iterator” more than a little annoying. Luckily simply closing the file and opening it again goes back into normal C++ mode from whatever insane mode it was previously in.