@Bob Loy: When you change the IDE, are you expected to now support old products on the new IDE? If so, then just make any necessary changes to accomodate the new IDE and then you can support old and new products on the new IDE. But if you want to support code on both old and new IDEs, then more effort would be required to make it reusable. This is where you could make more feature switches to handle IDE_this and IDE_that. But your main question I think is why is there a problem in the first place with porting code to a different IDE. That would require that all the IDE vendors get together and work out their differences and agree on the same everything, which is unlikely to happen.
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