How do you navigate large code bases?

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  • roshnivim

    light of sun, more than IDE

    use neovim and there are dozens of predefined configs for neovim which works exactly as an IDE with plus feature and abilities. give a try to my neovim config

  • Sourcetrail

    Sourcetrail - free and open-source interactive source explorer

    I mostly really on LSP, some form of recursive grep and Sourcetrail. I find sourcetrail super useful for learning a new project.

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  • ccls

    C/C++/ObjC language server supporting cross references, hierarchies, completion and semantic highlighting

    neovim plus ccls is neat!

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