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Right now I''m looking for a compiler that can handle C and in the(hopefully)near future C++ also. What freeware/shareware/commerical brand would you guys recommend and why? Remember I''m on a budget so nothing to expensive. Or if you got a site link that rates them please give it!Thanks for your help guys! Sabin

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If your on windows the only way to go is visual C++. It costs a bundle but believe me when I say IT IS WORTH IT. Visual C++ is the standard for programming under windows. If your under unix just bust out the old school g++.

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Hi Visual C++ is not the only win32 solution,
i use DEV-C++ and it works pretty well over here.
DEV-C++ is the IDE in fact and uses MingW the gcc/g++ port
for win32.

take a look @ http://www.bloodshed.net/dev/

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With kind regards,

Sander Aerts aka DrSnugels

Crap
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mov ax, 013h; int 10h; mov ax, 0xa000h;
mov es, ax; mov di, 3360; mov al, 15;
stosb; mov ax, 0002h; int 21h;
mov ax, 03h; int 10h;

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Yeah Dev-C++ is a great package for a beginner who doesnt want to spend alot of money...but id have to agree that VC++ is the BEST way to go. For one, its the most documented and most user friendly. Dev-Cpp is very close...but it doesnt have the documentation or same level of user friendliness. There are lots of things I like BETTER about Dev-C but VC++ is still my IDE of choice any day. You can get a trial version of VC++ and see how you like it if you want, thats what i did and after getting used to it (i switched from Metrowerks Codewarrior) I like it much better.

Brian

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I have both VC++6 and DevC++ on my computer. I''m thinking about deleting DevC++, though, because Visual C++ just has so much more STUFF.

The feature that really does it for me though, is the Intellisense stuff. Being politely prompted for a function''s parameters is more helpful than I could have imagined.

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jokemode
Real coders doesn't need that kind of functionality
/jokmode

but i never had such functionality, and things you have never
used, are things you don't know how it is without

o and my english sucks big time =)

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With kind regards,

Sander Aerts aka DrSnugels

Crap
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mov ax, 013h; int 10h; mov ax, 0xa000h;
mov es, ax; mov di, 3360; mov al, 15;
stosb; mov ax, 0002h; int 21h;
mov ax, 03h; int 10h;

[edited by - Sander Aerts on December 2, 2002 12:08:38 AM]

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Visual C++, definitely. Not only is it an excellent IDE, but it''s also handy to have experience with if you''re planning on working in industry - quite possible you''ll end up having to use it at some point. If you''re a student/teacher/lecturer you can pick up an academic license fairly cheaply.

That said, Dev-C++ is a good free alternative. I haven''t used it in a long time, but even back then it was pretty impressive for FOSS.

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quote:
Original post by andromeda
I have both VC++6 and DevC++ on my computer. I''m thinking about deleting DevC++, though, because Visual C++ just has so much more STUFF.

The feature that really does it for me though, is the Intellisense stuff. Being politely prompted for a function''s parameters is more helpful than I could have imagined.


Why would you use a free compiler anyway if you paid the VC bucks?
Uhhh...


(no flame intended, just couldn''t resist )

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I just downloaded DevC++ for the heck of it. Wanted to see what it was like, ya know.

Just haven''t got around to uninstalling it yet

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Original post by PlagueViper
If you are using windows, definately Visual Studio, about the price, come on, who really pays for it...


Serious programmers?

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Sigh,,,I keep telling you people, GET VC++ ON KAZAA FOR FREE!! Big download, but who cares. I''m not gonna pay 500 bucks er whatever for it when I''m a beginner yet!

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Well, I''m gonna break the trend and say the DigiMars c/c++ compiler & development environment from Digital Mars. It has pretty good error descriptions, and at $30 it beats the pants off of Visual C++ pricewise.

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quote:
Original post by Furion
Sigh,,,I keep telling you people, GET VC++ ON KAZAA FOR FREE!! Big download, but who cares. I''m not gonna pay 500 bucks er whatever for it when I''m a beginner yet!

Wonderful. Brilliant, even! Please remind us, if or when you are ever part of a team that releases some software commercially, to download a pirated copy of your software as well. If you want to deprive Microsoft of their profits, it is, after all, only fair if we steal yours, too.

... If you can''t pay for an IDE, just get Dev-C++. If you have the money, VS is nice.

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Sigh,,,I keep telling you people, GET VC++ ON KAZAA FOR FREE!!

Oh dear...

Advocating warez on a programmer''s forum is NOT a great idea, unless you acually enjoy being flamed to a crust. Next time, at least have the decency to post as Anonymous, OK?

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Yeah,that''s great, download it with Kazaa!!Yeah maybe I''ll even get a couple of viruses and watch my computer crash. No thanks!
But if I do want to buy Visual C++ where can I go to buy it and what''s it''s website?Thanks!

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If you can try to get someone in college to get it for you. Even if you just stand outside of a college book store and beg someone to buy it for you. At my college VC++ 6.0 is like $70 and VC++.NET is $100. Both are professional edition.

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p.s. excuse me english. im from L.A.

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I first learned C++ by buying a kit for $40 that had a beginner''s programming book and Visual C++ 4.0 Learning Edition. It was a good value. That version of VC++ (bought in 1997) didn''t have the annoying message box that newer Learning Editions do.

There is something highly ironic about programmers downloading warez. And VC++ Standard Edition is about twice as expensive as a computer game. You should be able to afford it.

As for its quality, it outputs very efficient assembly, and the optimizing compiler is very good (it''s only on Professional and Enterprise editions, though).

~CGameProgrammer( );

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Can someone tell me what the biggest diff between dev and vc. Ive got em both, and they seem to do the same thing...

More importantly, I was looking at a shoping website (futureshop.ca) and looking on upgrading my Visual C++ and there was a version that cost 3000$ (<- the most expensive (<-I think)), can someone tell me the diff between the 3000$ one, and the regular one?

(Yes I am a newbie)

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Original post by zeratulsdomain
can someone tell me the diff between the 3000$ one, and the regular one?


Look here and here.

IMHO, the most important thing (for a newbie) to notice is that Standard Edition comes with a non-optimizing compiler.


"Oh no, not again" - Agrajag

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