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5:56am Wed 10th Aug, Christopher M.

"Gihad Coorey" <23*9*7*[email protected]*u*e*t*u*a*e*u*a*> wrote:
> I have also been having this problem on my baby 120GB Mac, but I read on Stackexchange that compiling C programs and performing command-line development does not require the full download of Xcode. > So I suppose the answer to this thread depends on if we'll be building programs in Xcode as well or just using it to compile. Could anyone offer any help please? I have minimal knowledge of C but I am led to understand that any old text editor will do as far as code building goes...
Yes, the space gets tight those 128GB drives, with macOS taking about 15GB and the mystery 'System Data' 30-40GB (https://beebom.com/system-data-mac-storage-delete/). In this unit we won't be requiring the use of Xcode - after all, most students don't have a Mac - and you can certainly complete all the labsheets and projects using just a character-only text editor. I use vi, or vim, for nearly all of my programming, teaching, and staff-admin work, on Macs and Linux, much of which is undertaken across a network. After you've tackled the learning curve, it really pays off to gain familiarity with one editor that is widely available. I haven't tried it recently, but you may be able to squeeze Visual Studio Code onto your Mac: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/setup/mac

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