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# .NET or Intel compiler

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Russell    118
I''m currently using VC++ 6 Pro, and I''m considering getting a new compiler. Mainly I''m thinking about the .NET compiler and the Intel compiler. I have no intention of using VB, C#, or any of the .NET languages, only C/C++. I''ve heard nice things about both. Any opinions?

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Interim    122
GCC is on Windows as well.

You can actually hook up the Intel compiler to be used by Visual Studio. It works quite well actually. And honestly, I find the Intel compiler to be much faster, makes the code much smaller, the programs run on smaller memory, and its much more compliant to C & C++ standards than Visual C++.NET. Of course, I could be wrong on this, but from everything I''ve experienced, this is the case. On the downside, its more expensive, and if you want to use both, it comes to over $1000 for just a C++ work environment. Even though it is Intel, even on AMD the programs run better. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Russell 118 quote: On the downside, its more expensive, and if you want to use both, it comes to over$1000 for just a C++ work environment.
But if you''re a student you can get the Intel compiler for $30, and I already have Visual Studio 6 Pro (which was$25, for students), so I have the IDE.