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Whats the diff between visual c++ and just c++?

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Is there a difference because i just bought the visual c++ program and i was just wonderin if i bought the wroung thing to start codin? thx!

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Visual C++ is a compiler/debugger/IDE.
C++ is a language.

Visual C++ is sometimes Standard C++ compliant.

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Visual C++ is an IDE (integrated development environment) for coding in the C++ Language

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quote:
Original post by mossmoss
Visual C++ is sometimes Standard C++ compliant.


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Well, it will compile standard code, but if you are not careful it is easy to use a compiler specific part of it (which sucks when you release your code to us poor people with BCB )

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Microsoft never liked ISO standards, as you can see in their poor POSIX network support. Why is that?
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As a student I have had nothing but grief from visual. The " is sometimes standard" is true and frustrating. I avoid it like the plauge now and recomend Dev C++ to anyone looking for an IDE.

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[edited by - hamlet on October 18, 2002 5:21:51 PM]

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The "visual" c++ comes from having graphical widget maker inside the IDE I think. Borland had something similar and called it the RAD for rapid application development.

[edited by - JD on October 18, 2002 9:31:39 PM]

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