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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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