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Compiler for C

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What is a good compiler for C. I am starting to learn it, but i want one that is very good. I dont really have a price cap, just seeing my possibilities. While im asking, what's a good one for C++ too. That's what im learning next. I want the best i can get to make great games.

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GCC (Mingw32 on windows) is a great C compiler as well (and c++ for that matter). If you are looking for an IDE to go with it I hear Eclpise is good, there is also Dev-C++ which is a little more light weight. Then of course there is my favorite, VIM, which is more of and editor than an IDE, but much more powerful than any of today's IDEs. Much higher learning curve though.

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Visual Studios 2005 Express Edition is free, good IDE (imo) and an excellent debugger. Plus the ones listed above.

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Not a compiler, uses GCC (I believe, someone correct me if I'm wrong) but Eclipse has something called the CDT that's almost like a plugin package for Eclipse, and works beautifully (if you can get it to work). While tricky to set up, I believe that Eclipse has the edge over VC++...however, I use VC++ (no time to set up Eclipse and the CDT), so I guess I'm being a bit hypocritical :-P.

Eclipse Home
Eclipse CDT Wiki

Hope that helps,
Aviosity

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