|Ask HN: Is there something better than cscope for navigating a large codebase?|
|2 points by demallien 706 days ago | discuss|
Basically I need to be able to be able to do the following operations:
1) find the definition of a function / variable (I know that tags in vi allow me to do this, but I don't believe that they allow me to do some of the other operations in this list)
2) find where that function is called
3) find a file by name in a project
4) find and replace arbitrary text in a project, preferably using regexps
cscope allows me to do these things, but it is a bit annoying in that I can't use vi's text-select / yank functionality to select an identifier that I can then paste into a search field in cscope - I have to correctly retype the identifier, or use gnome's copy/paste functionality, which means reaching for the mouse.
I would very much like to know what other HNers are using to work with large projects.
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