Development environment for rapid prototyping
i would like to hear your experiences and setups regarding the environment for rapid prototyping.
Here is what i mean by that:
Say you have a large project and have to extend it with a single method.
Its a simple method that can be completely isolated and tested (for this input give this output).
Since it's a without dependencies I would like to develop it outside from the project, and once it's done just put it back.
Ideally, I would like to have an interactive shell (like ipython :) ) and develop there.
Since that doesn't exist (it does, actually, its called Cling, but i can't get it working with C++ not to mention Qt), i would like to hear smart solutions to the situation.
Do you open a new project to develop the method?
What when it has some dependencies from the class it belongs to?
I'm using Qt Creator for development.