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CLion Nova: A New Update With Various Bug Fixes

CLion Nova, a free preview of CLion with the ReSharper C++/Rider C++ language engine, was announced recently. We’re excited to see how well you liked the first build! There are about 3,700 users right now and the overall feedback is mostly positive, especially that which is related to performance and language engine accuracy.

CLion Nova

Today, we’re announcing a new build availability (233.12287). You can already update to it via the Toolbox App. Below, you’ll find the information about the enhancements introduced in this build.


Code highlighting

Function calls and function declarations are now accurately distinguished with highlighting in CLion Nova, just like in CLion Classic (CPP-36030).
Functions in C++ color scheme

We’ve also fixed many cases where code was incorrectly highlighted with red (CPP-36028, CPP-36061, CPP-36228, CPP-36034, CPP-36043) and where exceptions were thrown in CLion Nova.


In the first build, refactorings like Rename were disabled for non-source files, such as headers, and also for scratch files. This was caused by an issue in how the project model is handled in CLion Nova. We’ve fixed that now, so these tickets have been closed out: CPP-36064, CPP-36133, CPP-35350.

Code analysis

CLion Nova no longer suggests removing lock_guard and other RAII-style mechanisms used to perform certain actions upon exiting the scope. The incorrect The value is never used warning no longer appears (CPP-36024).

Are you East const or const West? You can select the preferred style in Settings/Preferences | Editor | Code Style | C++ settings | Syntax Style:

Syntax Style settings

And then rely on code inspections from Settings/Preferences | Editor | Inspections C/C++ | Syntax Style to get the inconsistencies highlighted for you by CLion Nova:

Inconsistent const placement

C++ modules

Both CLion and ReSharper C++ support C++ 20 modules. So should CLion Nova! To get closer to that goal, we addressed a few open issues in module support, such as this one: CPP-36193.

Inlay hints

Usually, in CLion, when you have a type symbol in the inlay hints, you can navigate to its declaration by simply clicking on it there. This now works the same way in CLion Nova.


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