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I don't understand this compiler stuff.

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First off i appluade each and every one of you programmers and computer whizzes. But i just don''t understand this stuff. How do i download a free compiler to write in C++ on windows xp? Thanks for everything. P.s. i tried to download djgpp and i got this unzip32.exe file but it appears and dissapears when i try to open it. Please help me. thanks again

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One of the best free c/c++ compilers is called Dev-C++. Its a Windows IDE and uses gcc and MingW32 so it can write DOS and Windows programs and also features a debugger. DJGPP is very old and runs on DOS which is probably why it ran and then disappered. So give Dev-C++(Version 4 or 5) a try. It can be found at http://www.bloodshed.net (don''t let the name fool you).

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Original post by Scet
Its a Windows IDE and uses gcc and MingW32 so it can write DOS and Windows programs and also features a debugger.

Just a small correction: Dev-C++ (i.e. the version of GCC it uses) cannot produce DOS executables. It can produce Win32 executables that run in a console, but that''s still different from DOS.

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Hi Folks!

Watcom is also a very good multi-plattform compiler (that was used for most of the DOS games i.e. "Descent"). Is has moved from a commercial product to open source some time ago. Give it a try.

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