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chad wilson

Is this possible with a compiler?

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Do they have a simple C++ compiler that can be taken from pc to pc without the need to set it up as far as updating the reg and all. I was hoping their was something that I could sneak into work with me and practice C++. Is there anything that you can just open the program and use without the need for a setup?

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I''ve never heard of one, even though it should be extremely easy to do ...

Then again, almost nothing works that way anymore ... that''s the one and only thing that was better about older program types, that they we''re put into ONE directory, and then removed with the simply mechanism of deleting them ... worked every time (except viruses)

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I like the free borland compiler, and I don''t think it does any reg editing. Also if you open the setup exe in winzip you can just extract the files, I did that one time because I couldn''t get the darn thing to install for some reason, but it still works, so maybe give that a try.

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Mingw comes with an install program now, but in older versions you just unzipped it into a folder, added the bin directory to your environment variables and away you go, so I’m pretty sure it doesn’t add anything to the registry.

If your place of work inspects the registry of each computer for "unauthorized stuff" then wouldn’t they inspect the hard drive as well? I don’t think it’s very fair that you can get in trouble for having a free C++ compiler on your machine.

However it would be nice if there is a compiler that could fit on just one disk, that way you could take around it and program where ever there was a computer. Unfortunately I don’t think this is possible because you also need the header files and related libraries, which are a lot bigger than the compiler itself.

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