I want to start developing an IDE or at least a Syntax highlighter into my program. Atm it's a simple text editor with basic copy paste functions.
How does Notepad++ do it? Is there a way I can integrate that into my own program? If not then I'll write it on my own. Also how does codeblocks compile our programs. I read that VC++ took 17 years to be created so how come codeblocks is so new and yet it compiles sourcecode :S
Also if codeblocks is using a backend compiler can I use that same thing in my program or is it going to take me years too?